People have been asking us lately about resources to share about workplace mental health. You have asked, so we have answered! See below our current top 3 resources (in no particular order) for supporting mental health in the workplace.
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!
Looking to improve the mental health and wellness of your organization? Check out this new doc! We couldn't be happier to see the new Workplace Mental Health Guide come out of a Vancouver based organization, Bench.
“Meditation is for hippies”.
“I can’t shut my brain off for long enough to ‘do’ meditation”.
“Sitting in an uncomfortable position while burning incense isn’t really my thing”.
… Sound familiar?
In a society addicted to getting things done and checking items off our to-do lists, there is something seemingly “weird” about silence and stillness in our culture.
We are becoming more familiar with the devastating impact that poor mental health has in all areas of life, including the workplace. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (2014), “more than 30% of disability claims and 70% of disability costs are attributed to mental illness” and …“on any given week, more than 500,000 Canadians will not go to work because of mental illness.”