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  1. Unemployment, Mental Health and Substance Use

    [Info Sheet]

      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   Unemployment rates among people living with mental health problems are incredibly high—even among people who want to work. Seventy to 90% of people living with serious ment ...

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  2. Mental Illness and Substance Use in the Workplace

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   One in five of us will experience a mental illness or substance use problem at some point in our lifetime. It only makes sense that something that affects our everyday life ...

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  3. Editor's Message: Workplaces

    [Visions Article]

    While reading the stories in this issue, I couldn’t help but remember a touching story by a mental health advocate and speaker, Sandy Naiman. Sandy is a veteran journalist with the Toronto Sun who was diagnosed with a rare form of bipolar disorder. In one ...

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  4. Substance Use

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    There’s a monster at your workplace that nobody wants to look at. Everybody knows it exists. That it’s big. It’s ugly. And it’s dangerous. We’d rather cover our eyes and pretend it’s not there. Maybe we’ll peek out once in a while to see if it’s gone away ...

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  5. Human Rights and Employer Responsibility to Accomodate Disability in the Workplace

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    The Canadian Human Rights Act applies to workplaces under federal jurisdiction. These include federal departments, agencies and Crown corporations; chartered banks; airlines; interprovincial communications and telephone companies; interprovincial transpor ...

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  6. Drug Testing in the Canadian Workplace

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    In Canada and most other countries, it is illegal to drive a car while impaired by alcohol. Most experts agree that the use of the breathalyzer by the police to detect alcohol-impaired drivers has helped reduce alcohol-related crashes ...

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  7. Quittin' Time

    [Visions Article]

    In October 2007, the BC Public Service Agency launched Quittin’ Time, a five-month smoking cessation pilot program. This program is now available to approximately 35,000 employees working for the government of British Columbia. The goal of the program is ...

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  8. Employers Who Are Walking the Walk

    [Visions Article]

    Employers are just starting to recognize that mental health issues are a big problem in the workplace. They are also realizing the benefits of giving staff tools and resources that promote healthy work environments and work relationships. ...

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  9. Visions- Workplaces

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    PDF | Vol. 5, No. 3 (2009) This issue of Visions explores mental illness in the workplace. You'll hear rational arguments as to why employers, managers, unions and employers should care. Stats will show how inaction can impact the bottom line, highli ...

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  10. Healthy Workplaces- Healthy People

    [Visions Article]

    Since 2002, the Fraser Health (FH) Workplace Health Team has focused on making sure we have healthy employees who are safe at work. Our Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) Team and our Disability Management Team both help employees off work due to injury or i ...

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