Mental illness, addiction, and burnout continue to be pervasive in Canadian workplaces. Those that take a positive approach towards protecting mental health and psychological safety, on average, out-perform those that do not. The advantages are evident in areas such as employee engagement, productivity, innovation, health and safety, and profit. This positive approach also helps to reduce turnover, disability, absenteeism, injury rates, and grievances.
HRPA’s new Practice Guideline on Fostering Mental Health in the Workplace can help you advocate for and implement specific practices and policies known to be effective. Emily Sully of HRPA will walk you through the guideline and Mary Ann Baynton, Director of Collaboration and Strategy for Workplace Strategies for Mental Health will share approaches and resources to ensure your success, even with limited time or budget.