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MDD in the Workplace

Every day, organizations and mental health leaders seek to better understand the relationship between mental health and the workplace. The MDD Project’s research has shown a need for both an increase in workplace interventions to help improve support for persons living with MDD and action taken to combat the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace. Not only is it important to invest in areas like training and governance, but also to strive to build workplace culture that destigmatizes the conversation.


The MDD Project is currently developing workshops specifically centred around Major Depressive Disorder in the workplace. Based on “The Three Pillars of an MDD Friendly Workplace”, this offering will seek to give management and supervisory professionals the tools to understand MDD, the needs of peers living with MDD, and how to foster a workplace environment that better supports them. Additional details coming soon.

Links and Resources

To access immediate support, please visit CMHA, Alberta Divisions’s Help Right Now page

For Building a Better Workplace

Working Stronger

Working Stronger is a CMHA project providing training, workshops and consultation to help promote mental health in the workplace. From helping develop peer-to-peer skills to assisting organizational strides towards best practices that build a healthy working environment, Working Stronger is making a difference.

For Supporting Emergency Personnel


OSI-CAN is a CMHA project facilitating peer group support for emergency personnel dealing with both operational (OSI) and post-traumatic (PTSI) stress injuries. Military, first responders and public safety personnel have access to peer and family group support, house visits, workshops, community events, one-on-one consultation, and service dog acquisition as OSI-CAN seeks to provide meaningful support from a community with lived experience.

For Setting the Workplace Standard

The Standard

“The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard) – the first of its kind in the world, is a set of voluntary guidelines, tools and resources intended to guide organizations in promoting mental health and preventing psychological harm at work.”

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