Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

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At Facility Plus, we are a building maintenance company that recognize the importance of acknowledging mental health in the workplace, and we’re proud to join organizations such as Bell—with their Bell Let’s Talk initiative—by also showing our support to this vitally important topic.

We are privileged to support the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) by sponsoring and participating in the CMHA Peel Dufferin Ride Don’t Hide. Ride Don’t Hide is the largest mental health bike ride in Canada with almost 10,000 riders and hundreds more family members, friends and volunteers across Canada taking part, raising more than $2 million each year for the CMHA. Learn more here!

2019 was a successful year for CMHA Peel Dufferin’s Ride Don’t Hide, as the event raised over $130,000! Our team was also recognized as a recipient of the CMHA Peel Dufferin 2019 Caring Community Award—an award which recognizes individuals and organizations that have helped promote and encourage mental health awareness, reduce stigma and have made a positive impact in the lives of individuals and families living with mental illness. Our team looks forward to continuing our support of mental health focused initiatives in the years to come!

CMHA provides awesome tips for managing mental health on their social media channels, and below we share some of their tips that can be kept in mind when you are in the workplace.

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

  • Know what you do well and your interests
  • Develop a good routine
  • Physical health is just as important
  • Stay organized
  • Reward yourself
  • Take time for yourself
  • Use resources available to you
  • Surround yourself with positive people
  • Maintain a stable and organized work environment
  • Understand that nothing can be perfect.

We also want to highlight CMHA’s 24/7 Crisis Support Line, if you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis. Call 905-278-9036 if in the Region of Peel, or toll-free, 1-888-811-2222 for free, confidential support.

Know that you’re not alone. We hope that together—by raising awareness and shedding light on this topic—we can help end the stigma surrounding mental health, and move forward to healing and recovery.

Get Involved!

If you and your team would also like to become involved with mental health initiatives, we encourage you to visit CMHA Peel Dufferin’s website to learn more. It can be as simple as giving a donation, or supporting their role in the community by becoming an individual, organizational, or corporate member. Learn more  here.

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