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Have you managed an employee struggling with a mental health condition? If so, we would love to hear from you.

For this particular study, we are interested in managers’ experiences managing employees with a mental illness, such as experiences with depression, anxiety disorder, bi-polar, eating disorders, or substance abuse/dependence disorder. The goal of this study is to understand the manager’s perspective of these experiences. Participation includes a short online survey and an in-depth interview.

We are looking for managers who fit the following criteria:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • Are currently employed in a managerial position in an office and/or professional setting and not currently on leave for any reason
  • Have been employed in current position for at least 6 months
  • Manage at least 3 direct reports
  • Have had or continue to experience managing an employee with a mental illness. Examples of mental illness include but are not limited to: depression, anxiety disorder, bi-polar, eating disorders, or substance abuse/dependence disorder. Participants do not need to know an employee’s specific diagnosis to participate in this research, but should have reasonable reason to believe that an employee is struggling with a mental illness.

If you would be willing to confidentially share your experiences of managing an employee (or multiple employees) with a mental illness, or would like additional information, please contact the research co-investigator: Ridhi Khokha, at rkhok075@uottawa.ca for more information.

Those who participate in the interview component of this research will receive a $25 Amazon Canada gift card as a token of appreciation. Participants will be selected on a first come first served basis.

Please share this information with anyone you think could be interested in participating in this research.

Please avoid “tagging” other individuals if you share this invitation via social media.

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