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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

    [Info Sheet]

      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. Blue-Collar Taste

    [Visions Article]

    Smoking rates have been declining in BC and across Canada, except in some segments of society—blue-collar workers being one of them. We are working with BCIT and Health Canada to change this for blue-collar workers. Following is a synopsis of the work we ...

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  4. Post-Traumatic Stress in the Workplace

    [Visions Article]

    In 2005 there were over 164,000 workplace injuries reported in our province. Most workplace accidents involve physical injuries ranging from minor back strains to more serious injuries such as loss of limbs or paralysis. ...

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  5. 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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  6. The Final Frontier in Workplace Health

    [Visions Article]

    Workplace mental health affects each of us. You might experience a mental illness while trying to make a living and support your family. You might be a union representative trying to help a union member struggling to stay at work or return to work. You ma ...

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

    [Visions Article]

    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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  8. Guarding Minds @ Work

    [Visions Article]

    Workplace risks that can lead to physical illness and injury in employees have been accepted as an employer responsibility. Protection against these risks is built into health and safety laws and policies. However, the same has not been true for psychosoc ...

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  9. 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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  10. Employers Who Are Walking the Walk

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    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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