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Literature Search Mental Health Issues in the Workplace updated December 2016Download 

Topics covered include:

  • Duty to accommodate,
  • Stress management,
  • Depression,
  • Supported employment,
  • Return to work and vocational rehabilitation,
  • Inclusive workplaces,
  • Role of employers,
  • and more.

Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

Literature Search (Updated December, 2016)

Armstrong, J. (2007). The Copernicus Project. The Canadian Mental Health Association-Calgary Region

Attridge, M. (2005). The Business case for the Integration of Employee Assistance, Work/Life and Wellness Services: A literature review. Journal of Workplace Behavioural Health: Employee Assistance Research and Practice, 20, 31 – 55

Bilsker, D. (2006). Mental Health Care and the Workplace. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Canadian Psychiatric Association

Bilsker, D. Ph.D., Gilbert, M. Ph.D., Sara, J. S. Ph.D., (2005). Antidepressant Skills at Work: Dealing with mood problems in the workplace, Simon Fraser University

Bilsker, D., Samra, J., Goldner, E., (2008). Positive Coping with Health Conditions, CARMHA Publications

British Occupational Health Research Foundation, (2005). Workplace Interventions for People with Common Mental Health Problems. www.bohrf.org.uk

Buckley, A. (2007. Recognizing and managing mental health issues at work, Kipepeo, UK

Canadian Mental Health Association (2005). Hang in there: Strategies for job retention by persons with psychiatric disability. Canadian Mental Health Association. Toronto

Carleton University (2016). Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy. Carleton University.

College of Occupational Therapists,(2008). What is it, Who can Deliver it and Who Pays, Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, London

Collins, S. (2014). Depression costs European businesses $130 billion. MedicalXpress.

Cubic Health Inc., Assessing Mental Illness in the Workplace Using Drug Claims Data. Cubic Health Inc.

Dallas, M.E. (2014). Walking, Biking to Work Seems to Have Mental Health Benefits. Harbor Behavioral Healthcare.

Department of Health (2006). Action on stigma. Promoting mental health, ending discrimination at work. London. Shift. www.shift.org.uk

Desjardin Financial Security, (2008). Health is Cool! Size up how your work/life balancing act is affecting your health. Survey, Volume 3

Dewa, C. S., Lesage, A., Goering, P., Caveen, M. (2004). Nature and Prevalence of Mental Illness in the Workplace, Healthcare Papers 5(2), P 12 – 25

Durso, K.A. (2004). Depression in the workplace: Prevalence, cost and productivity impact. http://BenefitNews.com

Fairlie, P. (2005). Workplace mental health indicators: An EAP’s perspective. Toronto, Warren Shepell Research group

Fit for Work. (2016). Mental Health in the workplace. Fit for Work.

Fitzgerald, M. (Editor). (2012). Charm Offensive: Psychopaths in the workplace. Experimentation-online.co.uk

Grove B., Secker, J., Seebohm P. (2005). New thinking about mental health and employment. Oxford. Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.

Handish, S.E., Twomey, C.D., Szeto, A.C., Birner, U.W., Nowak, D., and Sabariego, C. (2016). The effectiveness of interventions targeting the sigma of mental illness at the workplace: a systematic review. BMC Psychiatry; 16: 1.

HealthCareCan. (2016). Issue Brief, Workplace Mental Health. Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Huebner, L.A. (2006). The Effects of ICT on Workplace Mental Health: A Literature Review. Health Living, Calgary Health Region

IPSO Reid, (2007). Mental Health in the Workplace: Largest Study Ever Conducted of Canadian Workplace Mental Health and Depression. Retrieved January 24, 2008 from http//www.mentalhealthroundtable.ca/dec_07/Ipso%20Reid%20Nov%202007%20Mental Health report.pdf

Jenkins, R., Bsingana, F., Ahmed, R., McDaid, D., Atun, R. (2011). Social, economic, human rights and political challenges to global mental health. Mental Health in Family Medicine.

Langlieb, A.M. & Kahn, J.P. (2005). How much does quality mental health care profit employers? Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 47(11), 1099-1109.

Lee, S. (2016. Why Canadian companies can’t ignore the cost of mental illness. The Globe and Mail.

McSherry, B. (2016). To disclose or not to disclose? Mental health issues in the workplace. The Conversation.

Mercer Human Resource Consulting, (2004). Survey Results: Mental Health Issues in the Workplace. Toronto

Meritain Health, (2008). The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health Announce Results of Employee Survey, Meritain Health, New York

MinterEllison (2016). Managing Mental Health in the Workplace.MinterEllison.

Morneau Shepell (2016). Workplace Mental Health Priorities: 2016. A Morneau Shepell research group report.

Nicot, A.M. (2007). New Tools to Monitor Occupational Health Hazards, Eurofound

Negron Kneib, M. (2015). Mental Health in the Workplace: A Silent and Salient Issue. MAPI

Negura, L. (2009). The psychological well-being and social representation of women workers and the self. In Psychopathology of work and maintain sustainable employment: a paradoxical question? Edited by Marie-France Maranda and Genvieve Fournier, University of Laval Press, 187 – 213.

Payne, J. B., Fenton, T. E., O’Brien, Nelligan P. (2005). Accommodating Mental Illness in the Workplace: Principles and Practice, Insight Information

Rethink (2004). How can we make mental health education work? Rethink.


Reymond, J. (2014). How to manage mental health issues in the workplace. Real Business.

Sachs, L. (2013). How to Deal with Paranoia in the Workplace. A Techwell Community.

Sanderson, K, Andrews, G, (2006) Common mental disorders in the workplace: Recent findings from descriptive and social epidemiology. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 51 (2), 63 – 75

Seymour L., Grove B., (2005). Workplace interventions for people with common mental health problems: evidence review and recommendations. London (UK), British Occupational Health Research Foundation (BOHRF)

St-Arnaud, L. Fournier, G., Saint-Jean, M., Rheaume, J. Moore, M. and Damasus, J. (2009). Process of return to work among private sector employees who were absent for reasons of mental health. Perspectives on the Job. 5 (2), 2 – 12.

Stuart, H. (2004). Stigma and Work. HealthcarePapers 5 (2) 100 – 111

Takeuchi, T., Nakao, M. (2013). The relationship between suicidal ideation and symptoms of depression in Japanese workers: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open.

Terrill, D. (2013). A Healthy Workforce. The Key Piece of the Productivity Pie. EACH Social and Community Health.

Thomas, J. C., Hersen, M., (2004), Psychopathology in the Workplace: Recognition and Adaption, Routledge

Whelan, Meaghan, (2008). Mental illness in the workplace. Memorial University of Newfoundland.

World Health Organization. (2006). Dollars, DALYs and Decisions: Economic Aspects of the Mental Health System. Geneva, Switzerland: WHO.