Business Case

Presenteeism is on the rise

Presenteeism is on the rise

We’ve all demonstrated some level of presenteeism at work at some point in our jobs. For many of us these are short-lived periods of time when we are not as productive as we usually are due to a variety of reasons. For others, periods of presenteeism can be longer-lasting if the cause goes unaddressed.

Occupational therapy in workplace mental health

Occupational therapy in workplace mental health

One of our committee objectives last year was to create resources to help explain what occupational therapists can do to support workplace mental health. We created two fact sheets- one for the public, and one for employers or insurance companies.

The Economic Case for the Inclusion of Workers

The Economic Case for the Inclusion of Workers

It's a business model that's helping put to rest  a longstanding corporate stigma. The notion that hiring someone with a disability is more of a burden than an opportunity. These are some of the trailblazing companies and captains of industry fighting those stereotypes and seeing a huge return to their bottom line. 

Workplace Absences Due to Mental Health Issues: An Update

Workplace Absences Due to Mental Health Issues: An Update

The numbers are in from a new poll conducted in April that details Canadian's experiences with mental health issues and how they impacted their lives, especially work. The main findings certainly do indicate that a large number of Canadians are dealing with mental illness and it is affecting their lives. The results include these staggering stats....

Compassion Fatigue part 2: Strategies and Tips!

Compassion Fatigue part 2: Strategies and Tips!

A few weeks ago we published a post about compassion fatigue inspired by some research about the negative impacts of compassion fatigue on front-line health care workers. 

As promised we will now be sharing some individual and workplace strategies to help prevent and combat compassion fatigue for individuals working in any field, industry or role. 

Friends at Work

Friends at Work

Having friends at work makes a huge difference in your overall workplace happiness, engagement, and stress levels. In recent years, people are developing social connections less and less than in the past. Because we are able to keep in touch with our friends from outside of work so easily through social media, and due to productivity and efficiency expectations, our focus on workplace friendships has decreased as a society.  While your work friend certainly doesn't have to be as close as friends you have outside of work, feeling cordial, supported, and connected to individuals in the workplace has many positive impacts on productivity, mental health and longevity in a role.

Mental Health Coverage: Lessons from Starbucks

Mental Health Coverage: Lessons from Starbucks

Starbucks is not just leading the country in coffee, but also in employee mental health support! We are sure many of you have read recently that Starbucks announced improvements to their mental health insurance coverage for all employees and their families! 

What Do Your Instagram Posts Say About Your Mental Health?

What Do Your Instagram Posts Say About Your Mental Health?

Can the photos you post on social media reveal information about your mental health? A new research study might have the answer...