The Growing Concern: Workplace Mental Health
20% = The percentage of working Canadians directly affected by mental illness
50% = THE AVERAGE Percentage OF WAKING HOURS PEOPLE SPEND AT WORK
$6 billion = the minimum annual cost of mental health issues to canadian businesses
75% = the percentage of short-term disability claims related to mental illness
82% = the percentage of long-term disability claims related to mental illness
600% = THE RETURN-ON-INVESTMENT PER DOLLAR INVESTED IN A WELLNESS PROGRAM
Mental health issues at work contribute to significant costs associated with decreased productivity, presenteeism*, absenteeism and turnover. investing in workplace mental health will save money, and enable a mentally healthy, productive workplace.
*Presenteeism is defined as being physically present at work, but not mentally present.
Comprehensive mental health and wellness initiatives need purpose, continuity, promotion, and ongoing evaluation.
L&L Consulting can work with your company to help increase mental health awareness and maximize potential in your workplace.
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Mental Health Commission of Canada (2013). Making the case for investing in mental health in Canada.
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Watson Wyatt (2005). "Mental health claims on the rise in Canada" Staying @ Work Survey.