The conversation around workplace wellness and mental health is a topic that many feel uncomfortable discussing. Lack of knowledge and/or fear of judgement is often why historically these conversations were pushed to the side. What we know is investing in mental health programs has a positive ROI for your business. It is time to break the taboo and take care of your colleagues and in return, your business.
Below are digital resources available to you and your team regarding mental health and workplace wellness.
Mental Health: What is it really? (Source: Canadian Mental Health Association)
When you hear the words “mental health,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it depression? Psychiatry? Disability? Is it, in fact, “mental illness” that you think of?
Many people use the terms “mental health” and “mental illness” interchangeably, when really, they mean different things.
Getting Help for Yourself (Source: BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services)
Mental health and substance use challenges are very treatable. Recognizing the signs and asking for professional help as soon as possible is the best way to prevent your symptoms from getting worse and move you onto the path to recovery.
The ROI in workplace mental health programs: Good for people, good for business Report (Source: Deloitte Canada)
Poor mental health among the workforce imposes tremendous costs on Canadian employers. Yet barriers to investment in workplace mental health remain, including a lack of knowledge of best practices, as well as a lack of evidence that such investments can have a positive impact on the bottom line. To overcome these barriers, Canadian employers require real-world evidence that workplace mental health programs are an investment that yields valuable returns, rather than a cost. This study, the first of its kind conducted within the Canadian context, provides such evidence
Aboriginal Mental Health Promotion Resources (Source: Canadian Mental Health Association)
Connecting the Dots was an innovative 3-year project funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The initiative sought to promote the mental health of urban Aboriginal youth and families by bringing community partners together to address risk and protective factors influencing mental health.
Majority of workers would take lower pay for better mental health support: a survey (source: HR Reporter)
More than three quarters (77 per cent) of Canadian employees would consider leaving their current organization for the same pay if their new workplace offered better support for their personal well-being and 60 per cent would do the same even if it means being paid less, found a survey by Morneau Shepell of 8,000 respondents.