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Accommodations can be discussed during a return to work process or at any time an employee requires modifications to his or her job due to a disability, including one related to mental health. What follows are some ideas for accommodations that have been specifically used in situations where mental health is a factor.
The information in this section has been provided courtesy of Mental Health Works, an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario.
For more information, see Thinking About Accommodation, page 29-30 of Complex Issues. Clear Solutions [PDF].
While we strongly recommend supporting your employee to come up with the particular accommodation that will allow them to do their job successfully, what follows are suggestions shared by employees who also have mental illnesses and have successfully returned to work. They are categorized by the particular challenge the employee may be experiencing:
If the challenge is maintaining stamina:
If the challenge is concentration:
If the challenge is organization and/or deadlines:
If the challenge is memory:
If the challenge is working relationships:
If the challenge is handling stress & emotions:
If the challenge is dealing with change:
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