Mental Health Matters

Accommodating mental health problems at work makes good business sense

Many people face mental health problems during their prime working years. Depression will rank second only to heart disease as the leading cause of disability worldwide by the year 2020. Disability represents anywhere from 4% to 12% of payroll costs in Canada; mental health claims (especially depression) have overtaken cardiovascular disease as the fastest growing category of disability costs in Canada. In response to societal stigma and negative stereotypes about mental illness, people often conceal symptoms and fail to seek treatment.

This session examines the theory and methods of understanding mental health, in addition to why accommodating mental health problems at work makes good business sense.

You will learn:
  • The myths and realities associated with mental health
  • To recognize issues, signs & symptoms
  • The strategies and support available to assist your employees
  • To recognize where to turn for assistance with workplace and performance issues better understanding of how to create a mentally healthy workplace