Mental health and wellbeing are key drivers of Quality of Life that we should take it as seriously as physical health; however, mental health is not always easy to discuss. Opening the dialogue on mental health is key to create a mentally healthy workplace that is beneficial for everyone. It’s time to Stamp Out Stigma and understand that mental health is not static. We have green days, we have red days, we have orange days. That’s normal.

How are you feeling today? Use the Mental Health Continuum Self-Check tool as a guide to check in with your mental health. 

Stamp Out Stigma Infographic - Accessible Version


“Acknowledging that I am going through a period of greater mental fragility, and talking about it without fear of being judged, is already a great step forward for stamping out stigma” –Valerie Cloutier, Mental Health Champion and Certified Psychological Health & Safety Advisor

The Working Mind

We all have a responsibility to decrease the stigma around mental illness and increase knowledge and awareness about mental health. At Sodexo Canada, we are pleased to announce a new internal training programme called The Working Mind. The Working Mind is an evidence-based programme developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and other leading experts. It is designed to initiate a shift in the way people think, act and feel about mental health.

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It's time to Stamp Out Stigma

Mental Health Care

Your mental health influences how you think, feel and behave. It also affects your ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build relationships and recover from setbacks and hardships. Whether you’re looking to support the management of a specific condition, handle your emotions better, or simply to feel more positive, there are many things you can do to take care of your mental health.

Infographic: 10 tips to take care of your mental health

Mindful Language

To Stamp Out Stigma we all need to understand the impact of the language we use. Some of the language we use and hear is outdated and stigmatizing. What can you do? Be aware of the language you use and advocate for the use of respectful language every day. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has prepared a guide that spotlights stigmatizing language and provides respectful alternatives.

Reference Guide to Safer Language

Helpful Resources

  1. Mental Health First Aid COVID-19 Self-Care & Resilience Guide

  2. Checking in on Yourself

  3. 1:1 Conversation with Yourself

  4. Mini-guide to help employee’s mental health through winter