Mental Health Disabilities

Programs and Resources by Disability - Mental Health Disabilities 

Many organizations listed in the section “Programs for all Disabilities” will be suitable for students and graduates with mental health concerns. The CMHA program listed below is the only employment program dedicated solely to those with mental health concerns. 

Canadian Mental Health Association - Employment Services 

Provides comprehensive employment assistance to individuals living with mental illness. The program focuses on developing competitive job opportunities to assist people in finding and maintaining employment. CMHA Toronto Employment Services  is a service provider for the ODSP program (see the section on services for All Disabilities for more details on this program and how it works) 

STRIDE Employment Connections 

STRIDE provides a full range of employment services to people managing mental health and/or addictions concerns living in Halton and Peel. Services include assessing work readiness, employment planning and job search training and support through the ODSP program (see the section on services for All Disabilities for more details on this program and how it works).  

CMHA Steps to Employment 

A publication of CMHA outlining the process of employment planning and job search for those with mental health concerns. Steps to Employment. A Workbook for those who have experienced mental health problems. 

Mental Health Works 

A program with many resources from CMHA which helps employees and employers manage mental health concerns on the job. A useful resource for managing work-life and wellness. Mental Health Works MOVE TO EMPLOYER RESOURCES 

CMHA Hangin’ In There 

Brochure published by CMHA detailing various strategies for individuals living and working with mental health difficulties. Hangin' In There 

Career and Jobsearch Guide from Temple University PA 

A Practical Guide for People with Mental Health Conditions Who Want to Work. Although this online resource is from the US, it has a lot of great information and tips on career and job search.