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Workplace Resources

Workplace Resources

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! 

Workplace Mental Health Video Series

Workplace Mental Health Video Series

This just in! The Mental Health Commission of Canada has partnered with Ottawa Public Health to launch a free animated video series for both employees and employers on psychological health and safety in the workplace. This may be of interest to you as it has been documented that 70% of working Canadians report concerns about their psychological health and safety while on the job (Mental Health Commission of Canada, n.d.) ...

Making Mental Health a Priority

Making Mental Health a Priority

A recent article from the Ottawa Citizen by Kathryn May has got us thinking about how to make mental health a priority in the workplace.

This article highlights how Privy council clerk Michael Wernick has notified all deputy ministers that a portion of their performance pay will be tied to the health and well-being of their departments. This model builds in the direct motivation to build an open, respectful and supportive workplace environment...

Employer's Perspectives on the Standard for Mental Health in the Workplace

Employer's Perspectives on the Standard for Mental Health in the Workplace

Are you familiar with the Canadian National Standard for Mental Health in the Workplace? Are you wondering what other employer's are thinking in regards to utilization and implementation? Check out this great article in the Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal by our co-founder, Laura Kalef and colleagues from the University of Toronto.