SHARED BY the CMHA
Shared August 17, 2020
Return to the workplace: A psychological toolkit for heading back to work is a guide to support the mental health of individuals as they plan safe transitions back into their workplaces and to help employers as they develop policies and procedures for supporting staff returning to the workplace. This toolkit is part of an effort to support the mental health needs of Ontarians and promotes principles of positive mental health and well-being while encouraging the use of additional supports. It has been reviewed and informed by diverse perspectives, including clinical leaders from the mental health and addictions community across Ontario. This toolkit aims to serve employees and employers across a variety of sectors. Readers are encouraged to use this as a guide to understanding how their mental health and the mental health of their colleagues has been affected by the pandemic and explore strategies to support themselves and others as the transition to the workplace occurs.
A NEW TOOLKIT TO HELP YOU GET BACK INTO THE WORKPLACE: AN INTRODUCTION
- What to expect
RETURNING TO THE WORKPLACE AFTER A PANDEMIC:MENTAL HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS FOR EMPLOYEES
How has the pandemic affected us?
- The cognitive triad
- Different thinking styles that can be unhelpful
- Tips for speaking with your employer
RETURNING TO THE WORKPLACE AFTER A PANDEMIC:THE EMPLOYER PERSPECTIVE
- Tips for speaking with your employees
- Creating a psychologically healthy and safe workplace
- A note on telecommuting and remote work
- Your own well-being