Why you need a mental health leader

While everyone has a role to play in building a psychologically healthy workplace culture, the role of senior leadership within an organization cannot be overstated. Ultimately, the sustainability, efficiency, risk management and productivity of an organization rest with senior leaders. Investing in the promotion of mental wellness and the prevention of mental illness has been shown to contribute to effective cost management of absenteeism, grievances, disability, re-training and turnover. Not to mention improved productivity, retention, recruitment and engagement.

Read more on the Globe and Mail.

Article by Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell.