Mental and Emotional Health Resources

Carleton University strives to create an environment of tolerance, understanding, and equality for all employees and students. Employee mental health is an important facet of the university’s mandate to provide a healthy workplace for all who work and study here.

Many people face mental health problems during their prime working years. In fact, statistics indicate that 1 in 5 people will face a mental health issue during their lifetime, but only 50% will seek help. It’s important for all of us to learn more about the issue of mental illness and understand that, with the proper support, most individuals with a mental illness can continue to work and lead healthy, productive lives. As members of the Carleton community, each of us has a duty to care for ourselves and our colleagues to create and nurture a workplace where every employee and student feels psychologically and physically safe.

Carleton’s Employee and Family Assistance Program This confidential information counselling and referral service is provided at no cost to continuing Carleton University employees, retirees and immediate family members.
Health & Counselling Services Discover 50 practical and proven stress reducers.
Mental Health Works Information to help employees and employers address mental health issues in the workplace.
Canadian Mental Health Association Provides tips related to a wide variety of topics, including stress, children’s mental health, emotional wellness and aging.
eMental Health Find support agencies and resources related to various mental health issues in the Ottawa-Carleton area.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health A wealth of information to be found from Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital.
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario Includes a variety of fact sheets, pamphlets, and program resources on a variety of mood disorders, including anxiety, depression, seasonal affective disorder, bipolar disorder, and more.
Workplace Strategies for Mental Health This site features resources, strategies, tools and support for employees, supervisors, and union leaders to improve workplace mental health for all Canadians.
Workplace Mental Health Promotion: A How-To Guide This resource offers practical tools that promote positive mental health and mental well-being for all employees.
Guarding Minds @ Work This tool is intended to help employers protect psychological safety and promote psychological health in the workplace.
Dealing with Mood Problems in the Workplace Aims to assist employees experiencing low mood or depression, and is founded on evidence-based practices relating to depression and chronic disease management.
Health Canada Learn how to identify the causes, symptoms, and impact of stress, and get information on how to cope with stress.
TruReach Health App The TruReach app includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy lessons and activities created by scientists and clinicians. You will learn skills that help you enhance your mental wellness.