The rise of absenteeism and presenteeism in the workplace due to mental health concerns is on the rise. Last week, the Montreal Gazette reported on the $412 Million paid by taxpayers for medical leaves in the Quebec Health network in 2014-2015. They go on to indicate that the majority of claims were reportedly due to employee burnout and mental health concerns. ... read on to find out how we can start to prevent this!
CPR and physical first aid courses are a common requirement in many workplaces to ensure there are people trained in case of a physical health emergency like a heart attack or choking. What isn't covered in these courses are mental health crises, like a panic attack or someone feeling suicidal. The course also focuses on increasing awareness and education about mental health by focusing on prevention, something we are passionate about at L&L Consulting. We are happy to work with your organization to understand your needs, to see if MHFA is appropriate for you.