AS@W Antidepressant Skills at Work: Dealing with Mood Problems in the Workplace

AS@W...Work-Life Balance

What is work-life balance?


What are some factors contributing to work-life imbalance?


What is the effect of work-life conflict on an individual?


What is the effect of work-life conflict on an organization?


What can individuals do to improve their work-life balance?


What can employers do to improve employee balance?


Points to remember…



Attridge, M. (2008). A Quiet Crisis: The Business Case for Managing Employee Mental Health – Human Solutions Report. Wilson Banwell PROACT Human Solutions.

Duxbury, L. & Higgins, C. (2001). Work-Life Balance in the New Millennium: Where Are We? Where Do We Need to Go? Work Network: Canadian Policy Research Networks, Inc.

Ipsos Reid. (2007). Mental Health in the Workplace. Retrieved May 28, 2008 from Ipsos Reid on the World Wide Web:

Langlieb, A.M. & Kahn, J.P. (2005). How Much Does Quality Mental Health Care Profit Employers? Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 47:1099-1109.


About AS@W

How was Antidepressant Skills at Work developed?

The guide was developed by British Columbia Mental Health and Addiction Services (BCMHAS), an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority. The guide and accompanying materials have been authored by Dr. Dan Bilsker, Dr. Merv Gilbert, and Dr. Joti Samra – registered psychologists and scientist-practitioners with expertise in issues relating to workplace mental health. These psychologists are with the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA), Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University. The guide was written on the basis of a review of the scientific literature; consultation with employers, unions, mental health providers and employee groups; and adaptation of existing self-care depression programs.

How can the manual be accessed?

The manual is available for viewing and free download at or from Individuals or organizations are free to print and make multiple copies of the guide, with permission from CARMHA. Print copies and audio CDs are available at a low cost from our ordering page at

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