Test your knowledge about some of the approaches to workplace mental health issues found within this website.
The information in this section provides statistics and research to support the business case, education and awareness about workplace mental health, accommodation of mental illness, stigma and psychological health and safety.
Given that most people spend approximately 60% of their waking hours at work (Black, 2008), understanding the financial and human costs of workplace mental health can be essential to helping employers develop an action plan for improving both the bottom line and employee well-being.
Many people face mental health issues during their prime working years
Mental and physical health is related:
Early identification and treatment can be important to productivity and recovery:
Reasonable accommodation of mental health issues at work makes good business sense:
Stigma may be a barrier to productivity and/or effective treatment:
Management approaches can impact mental health:
Employees express concern about psychological health and safety at work:
A 2012 survey completed by Ipsos Reid, with more than 6600 working individuals, indicates that 70% of Canadian employees report some degree of concern with psychological health and safety in their workplace.
Advantages of promoting psychological health and safety in the workplace:
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