Why you should hire a mental-health co-ordinator

…In Roach’s case, the mental-health co-ordinator position was new to Ryerson when she took on the role in 2015. According to Paula Allen, vice-president of research and integrative solutions at Morneau Shepell Ltd., it’s rare to see an organization with someone dedicated to just that role. “It’s actually more common as part of a role. It’s rarely ever a full-time role. Very often, you’ll have somebody who is managing benefits or total rewards, diversity, some other mandate, and this is a part of it. And in order to fill the gap, they’ll often use consultants and other parties to help make sure their impact is a little more amplified.”

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