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Returning to Work After Stress LeaveGo Back

Information for Employees and their Families

By: Gillian Joseph

A) On Stress:

New! Clements, A. (2008). Workplace: Stress survey 2008. Human Resources Magazine (UK).

Kenexa (2008). With long lines and packed planes, are employee-travelers ready to call it quits?

Globe and Mail, June 23, 2008. The Working Wounded.

Wax, B. 2008. When depressed husbands refuse help. Today's Caregiver, June 30, 2008.

Fox News, October 2007. People who experience chronic job strain after a first heart attack double their risk of suffering from a second one, according to new research from the Université Laval's Faculty of Medicine.,2933,300740,00.html

Wright, J., 2007 - Ipsos-Reid Report: Mental Health in the Canadian Workplace.

Centre for Families, Work & Well-Being. "I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can: What about HR Professionals Under Stress? Human Resources Professionals of Ontario, July, 2006.ImDancingAsFastasICanWhatAboutHRProfessionalsUnderStress

B) On Returning to Work after Stress Leave:

Howard, G. (2008). Sick leave diagnosis: open communications a healthy prescription for employers. Business in Vancouver Daily News, January 18, 2008.

Health Canada (2007). Coping with Stress.

Jansen, I. & A. Björklund, 2007. The experience of returning to work.

Centre for Families, Work & Well-Being. Factsheet on Returning to work after stress leave.

Mental Health Works. Returning to Work - Realistically.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Returning to work and staying there: Supportive workplaces promote recovery.

Returning to work as a (former) target of workplace bullying. A campaign to support and inform the targets of workplace bullying.

C) Some Useful Links

Contacts for assistance and support if you are being bullied at work:

BullyBusters Group in Barrie, Ontario - contact 705-549-0010 or

No Bully For Me Group in Calgary, AB - contact

Bully Be Gone Group in Nova Scotia - contact Judy Robichaud -

No Bully For Me Group in B.C. - contact


Centre for Families, Work & Well-Being

Workmatters Occupational Therapy Consultants

Canadian Mental Health Association

No Bully For Me Campaign

MIND - UK Organization supporting employees with mental health issues in the workplace, and their employers.

Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation