Why every organization should have a mental health strategy

Every organization should have a workplace mental health strategy. The case is clear and compelling. Mental health issues impact a sizable proportion of the workforce – one in three working Canadians report a current or past mental health issue. Because most of us spend a significant amount of time at work, these issues have a noteworthy impact on organizational effectiveness, from decision-making to retention to safety to relationships to attendance and productivity. According our data, absences alone cost Canadian employers $28-million per 10,000 employees, with mental illness being the leading driver.

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Article by Stephen Liptrap, president and CEO of Morneau Shepell.