Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry
The Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry (AOOP) is a place where psychiatrists can share ideas, increase knowledge, and network professionally. The AOOP also provides an opportunity for providers interested in workplace mental health to connect on issues related to organizational and occupational psychiatry.
Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN)
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) is a service that seeks to increase inclusion in the workplace for individuals with disabilities. EARN works toward this vision by educating, supporting, and engaging employers through technical assistance. EARN also offers customized trainings and consultation to help employers raise awareness and accommodate employees. Their Web site includes details on disability laws, specifics on what an inclusive workplace is, and guidance in recruiting and hiring individuals with disabilities.
Offered by Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute (EDI), ediONLINE is a resource for policymakers, advocates, managers, and others looking to improve their work in supporting employment for people with disabilities. The courses provided through this resource share practical methods of hands-on learning and other skills to enhance work with individuals with disabilities seeking or working to maintain employment. Participants in these courses also have an opportunity to earn a Cornell certificate through ediONLINE.
Think Beyond the Label
Think Beyond the Label works to help businesses look past the labels and myths associated with individuals with disabilities. This focus has led to their work in providing public and private businesses with resources to hire individuals that have disabilities and to help those individuals make a smooth transition into the workforce. They also provide a job seekers' network and e-newsletter to help people with disabilities identify specific employment opportunities.
Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center
Peerlink, a technical assistance center funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, offers assistance in four specific areas for consumers/survivors. These areas include employment, self-sufficiency, wellness, and health integration.
Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network
Founded in 1991 by consumers of State services for mental health, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases, the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network promotes recovery through advocacy, education, employment, empowerment, peer support, and self-help. It also hosts one of the largest statewide annual consumer conventions in the Nation.
The Queensland Alliance, a Non Government Organization (NGO) which supports over 240 community organizations working in mental health in Queensland, Australia advocates for community services that promote mental health and well being. Their goals are social inclusion and community well-being; a mental health system focused on people's recovery in their own homes and communities; and easy access to information and strategies that promote mental health. The Queensland Alliance recently launched an $8.5M four-year initiative to reduce negative stereotypes about mental illness and negative perceptions of people with mental health problems.
This nonprofit organization specializes in military reintegration solutions, providing a powerful framework of education and training that builds strength, resilience, and a clearer understanding of how to maintain balance in the face of military deployments and other lifestyle challenges.
America's Heroes at Work
This project of the U.S. Department of Labor addresses the employment challenges faced by returning service members living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The project equips employers and the workforce development system with the tools they need to help returning service members affected by TBI and/or PTSD succeed in the workplaceparticularly service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Swords to Plowshares-Iraq Veteran Project
A project of Swords to Plowshares, the Iraq Veteran Project was launched in 2005 to ensure that recent veterans receive the support, services, and protection they need to successfully transition home. This project offers a range of assistance, including employment services, benefits advocacy, health and social services, and housing services.
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
VVA is an organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, creating a new identity for this generation of veterans, and changing public perception of Vietnam veterans. The Veterans Health Council, a program of VVA, serves as an information source for Vietnam veterans and veterans of more recent wars; it aims to ensure that veterans and their families are aware of health issues and available military benefits, to educate providers and educational institutions about health issues associated with military service, and to support veterans' healthcare initiatives.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
IAVA is the country's first and largest nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans and their families. IAVA is dedicated to educating the public about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; advocating on behalf of those who have served; and fostering a community for troops, veterans, and their families.
"Vets4Vets is an organization dedicated to using peer support to help Iraq- and Afghanistan-era veterans heal from the psychological injuries of war. The organization's primary goal is to help these veterans understand the value of peer support and to encourage them to regularly use peer support to express their emotions, manage their challenges, and ease their reintegration into society.
Time to Change
Time to Change is England's most ambitious program to end discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems. With 35 projects led by Mind and Rethink, the program is backed by international evidence on what works and has at its heart people with direct experience with mental health problems.
Real Warriors Campaign
The Real Warriors Campaign is a program of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. It promotes the reintegration of returning service members with their families and communities.
VCU Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace Supports and Job Retention
This institute, sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University, provides resources about supported employment to practitioners, advocates, and people with disabilities.
Institute for Community Inclusion
Established in 1967, the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts-Boston works to promote the rights of all individuals who have disabilities to be fully involved in their communities. This social justice work is accomplished through partnerships with various stakeholders, including individuals, their families, and their communities.
Washington's Mental Health Transformation Project: Partnerships for Recovery and Resiliency
The Mental Health Transformation Project was created when a SAMHSA Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant was awarded to the State of Washington in 2005. The project facilitates partnerships and collaboration among various stakeholders across the State in an effort to effect change in the delivery of mental health services.
Consumer Business and Outreach Program
Samantha Phillips, M.S.W., Program Director
Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.
194 Washington Avenue, Suite 415
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: 518-434-0439 ext. 224
This program is a statewide initiative aimed at promoting the successful employment of individuals with mental illnesses. It's main objectives are to assist individuals with mental illnesses in finding and maintaining employment, educating the business community about the importance of mental health, and increasing the rates of competitive work environments for individuals with mental illnesses.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
1801 L Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20507
(Include your zip code and/or city and state so that your email will be sent to the appropriate office.) Through the operations of 50 field offices nationwide, the EEOC coordinates all federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices, and policies.
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington DC 20210
The Office of Disability Employment Policy provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policy as well as practice affecting the employment of people with disabilities.
The Center for Reintegration
609 72nd Street, Floor 1
North Bergen, New Jersey 07047
The Center for Reintegration is a non-profit organization committed to helping people with mental illnesses pursue a meaningful life through reintegration-- the process by which a person with a mental illness finds meaningful work, restores his or her relationships, and moves toward independent living. To help achieve these goals, the Center for Reintegration provides useful information and support tools for consumers, caregivers, employers, family and friends.
Mental Health Works
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8
Mental Health Works is an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario. It began in 2001 as a partnership research project involving the voluntary sector, government and business. It helps organizations to manage their duty to accommodate employees experiencing mental illnesses.
The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
The Center is a research, training, and service organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons who have psychiatric disabilities.
940 Commonwealth Avenue, West
Boston, MA 02215
Job Accommodation Network
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor. JAN is one of several ODEP projects. JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities and related subjects.
PO Box 6080
Morgantown, WV 26506-6080
Routes to Work
A project of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Routes to Work seeks to combat stigmatization in the workplace and other barriers to employment.
Canadian Mental Health Association
Julie Flatt, Project Manager
8 King Street East, Suite 810
Toronto ON M5C 1B5
Phone: 484-7750 ext. 252
Consumer Organization and Networking Technical Assistance Center (CONTAC)
A national technical assistance center, Contac serves as a resource center for consumers/survivors/ex-patients and consumer-run organizations across the United States, promoting self-help, recovery and empowerment through public education, advocacy and the elimination of stigma and discrimination.
P.O. Box 11000
Charleston, WV 25339
Phone: 888-825-TECH (8324)
Fountain House is a nationally recognized center for research into the rehabilitation of individuals with mental illnesses. It is a key training base for the worldwide replication of Fountain House's pioneering Clubhouse Model. Increasingly, too, it is an influential voice in continuing efforts - local, statewide and national - both to promote the rights of men and women with mental illness and to battle the barriers and stigma they face.
425 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD)
The International Center for Clubhouse Development promotes the development and strengthening of clubhouses; oversees the creation and evolution of standards; facilitates and assures the quality of training, consultation, certification, research and advocacy; and provides effective communication and dissemination of information.
425 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
National Mental Health Information Center
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Mental Health Information Center provides information about mental health for users of mental health services, their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media. It has an array of publications available to the public at no-cost.
P.O. Box 42557
Washington, DC 20015
Mental Health Works
A campaign of the Canadian Mental Health Association (Ontario), it "provides organizations with information about early identification, prevention and accommodation; Develops and distributes kits for employers and employees; Designs and delivers customized training; Develops networks to exchange strategies for addressing mental health issues in the workplace; Is a one-stop source for information about what is happening in Canada and around the world in the area of mental health and work."
National Partnership for Workplace Mental Health
1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health advances effective employer approaches to mental health by combining the knowledge and experience of the American Psychiatric Association and their employer partners. It delivers educational materials and provides a forum to explore mental health issues and share innovative solutions.
OMOD is a Pennsylvania initiative aimed at ending discrimination against people with mental illnesses. It focuses on creating awareness and reducing stigma and discrimination for all Pennsylvanians. However, each year the campaign focuses on a key audience, developing specific strategies, goals, and materials for that audience.In the past, it targeted and worked with employers to end discrimination in the workplace through creation of an Employer Guide.