Friday, June 24, 2016

Ontario branch of CMHA releasing free online resource on mental health accessibility and accommodation - SAFETY REPORTER

Originally published: June 23, 2016

Many people know some way to accommodate an individual living with a physical disability but would you know how to accommodate someone living with a mental health disability?

Think Outside the Box is a one-of-a-kind, free online resource designed to help employers, businesses, human resources professionals, landlords, the service industry, and anyone else looking to learn more about mental health accessibility and disability accommodation.

Created by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario, Think Outside the Box offers real-life stories of individuals living with a mental health disability and how schools, employers and government have accommodated them.

The resource also offers nine tips that can positively impact both the person with the disability and the organization that serves or employs them.