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  • Guarding Minds @ Work. A workplace guide to psychological health and safety. Discusses 13 psychosocial factors that impact employees’ psychological responses to work and work conditions. http://www.guardingmindsatwork.ca/
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  • Mental Health Works. Provides workplace mental health workshops for both employers and employees, teaching skills for responding to challenging situations. http://www.mentalhealthworks.ca/
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  • Mental Health Commission. The Mental Health Commission of Canada aims to improve the mental health system and attitudes towards mental health. Their website provides information and resources related to: caregiving, diversity, housing and homelessness, law, recovery, and more. http://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/issues/workplace
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  • Mental Health in the Workplace - Video Series. This Working Through It video series portrays ten individuals who have experienced mental health related issues while in the workplace. They offer ideas for coping at work, navigating the disability system, and returning to work successfully. 
    www.workplacestrategiesformentalhealth.com/wti
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  • Workplace Strategies for Mental Health. This is an extensive website rich with tools and resources for employers, addressing everything from implementation of psychological health and safety management systems, its business advantages, union collaboration, to job-specific workplace strategies and solutions.  https://www.workplacestrategiesformentalhealth.com/
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  • Mood Disorders Canada - Workplace Health. An online book by the Mood Disorders Society of Canada that looks at: the downside of unaddressed mental illness in the workplace, presenteeism vs. absenteeism, what employers and small organizations can do to support both the individual and the work environment, and how to implement a program of psychological health and safety in the workplace. http://www.mooddisorderscanada.ca/documents/WorkplaceHealth_En.pdf
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  • Mood FX. Monitor your mood on your phone or PC. Mood FX is designed for people with unipolar depression, but may also be of use to people living with bipolar disorder. Includes screens for symptoms of depression and anxiety, and for problems with cognition and work functioning. http://www.moodfx.ca
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  • BP Hope. Find Work That Works For You! This blog post was written by an individual who built a career around the realities of bipolar disorder. Many jobs have constraints and demands which may not necessarily fit with the health challenges of bipolar disorder. According to this post, one solution is to define the main parameters of your job; for example, what type of work you do can make a difference to quality of life. http://www.bphope.com/Item.aspx/526/fast-talk-find-work-that-works-for-you
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  • Tse, S.S., & Walsh A.E. How Does Work Work for People with Bipolar Affective Disorder? Their higher than average level of education and qualities like lateral thinking can make people living with bipolar disorder highly valued workers. These qualities become more useful when bipolar disorder symptoms and episodes are well managed. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11823884
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  • Michalak, E.E., Yatham, L.N., Maxwell, V., Hale, S., & Lam, R. The Impact of Bipolar Disorder Upon Work Functioning: A Qualitative Analysis. Written for an academic  audience, this paper explores the factors that can make or break a career in people with bipolar disorder. The authors found several things that are critical for a person with bipolar disorder to succeed at work: absence of stigma, ability to disclose one’s condition at work, finding meaning through one’s job, and keeping a routine in all aspects of life (at work and at home). http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1399-5618.2007.00436.x/abstract
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  • Brohan, E., Henderson, C., Wheat, K., Malcolm, E., Clement, S., Barley, E., Slade, M., & Thornicroft, G. Systematic Review of Beliefs, Behaviours and Influencing Factors Associated with Disclosure of a Mental Health Problem in the Workplace. Disclosing a mental illness at work usually comes with repercussions of some kind; however, concealing a mental health condition can be a source of stress, too. This paper, for a healthcare provider audience, gives insights into the complex issues around disclosing, or not disclosing, a health condition at work. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-244X/12/11
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  • Borg, M., Veseth, M., Binder, P.E., & Topor, A. The Role of Work in Recovery from Bipolar Disorders. Whether it is paid or not, an occupational activity may have positive effects for somebody living with bipolar disorder. Work in a supportive, stigma-free environment can be very empowering. Yet work can also be overwhelming. This academic paper looks at the helpful and harmful work-related concerns during recovery. http://qsw.sagepub.com/content/12/3/323.abstract
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  • Tse, S., & Yeats, M. What Helps People with Bipolar Affective Disorder Succeed in Employment: A Grounded Theory Approach. For a person living with  bipolar disorder, the path to employment depends on multiple factors. This study, for an academic  audience, stresses what is important during early recovery times, for example, a sense of determination and the importance of having a fit between a person’s work occupation and his or her individual needs. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12454350
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For Employers

  • Workplace Strategies for Mental Health. Very well-evidenced resource in a Canadian context for leaders and employers. This site overall is excellent in terms of perspective and evidence-base, with comprehensive information including implementation of psychological health and safety plans, business advantages, union collaboration, and job-specific workplace strategies. Navigate to "supporting employee success" for resources and information. https://www.workplacestrategiesformentalhealth.com
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  • Revivre. Comprehensive bilingual (French and English) page offering general information about mood disorders including bipolar disorder, resources and support, and targeted self-management support. Information is mostly available in French with some English translations. http://www.revivre.org/en/
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  • Guarding Minds @ Work. Interactive and free online guide to tailored psychological health and safety plans for individual workplaces. Discusses 13 psychosocial factors that impact employees’ psychological responses to work and work conditions. Canadian context. http://www.guardingmindsatwork.ca/
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  • Mental Health Commission of Canada: Focus on Work. The Mental Health Commission of Canada aims to improve the mental health system and attitudes towards mental health. Their website provides information and resources related to: caregiving, diversity, housing and homelessness, law, recovery, and more. https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/focus-areas/workplace
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  • Canadian Human Rights Commission Policy & Procedures on the Accommodation of Mental Illness. Crucial document for employers to be aware of, listing policy framework for Canadian legal obligation to "take steps to eliminate disadvantages...resulting from [rules or barriers that may have] adverse impacts on groups protected under the Canadian Human Rights Act". https://www.chrc-ccdp.gc.ca/sites/default/files/policy_mental_illness_en_1.pdf
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  • Canadian Mental Health Association: Bipolar Disorder. General informational document about what BD is and is not, from the Canadian Mental Health Association. Good overview and place to start. https://cmha.bc.ca/documents/bipolar-disorder/
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