Recognizing Declining Mental Health In Employees

Mental Health Commission of Canada
Description / Summary

When an employee deviates from their typical attitude, behaviour, or performance, it may be a sign of declining mental health. Changes in mood or behaviour can be brushed aside if work performance is consistent, but it’s important to be mindful of all patterns of change. These changes can be as subtle as leaving the camera off during meetings or a decline in personal grooming. At times, something may just seem “off.” These observations can also lead to important conversations about mental health. This toolkit includes ways to help managers recognize declining mental health, create a safe space for colleagues, and provide them support.