What is Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace?
Mental Health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act. It helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life.
Workplaces should aim to protect and promote positive mental health at work. Training will provide some basic understanding to help you better manage potential or developing mental health issues in the workplace – for a team member, a colleague or yourself.
Why Mental Health Awareness?
Developing a supportive work environment that promotes mental well-being benefits everyone and keeps our workforce strong and competitive.
- 30% of disability claims are related to mental health problems and mental illness.
- 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental health problem or mental illness each year.
- $50 billion per year is the total cost of mental health problems and mental illnesses in Canada.
A psychologically healthy workplace means:
- Better engagement of employees
- Better morale
- Better job satisfaction
- Better retention
- Better recruitment
- Better productivity
It is proven to:
- Reduce absenteeism
- Reduce grievances
- Reduce health costs
- Reduce medical leave and disability
- Reduce workplace injuries
Mental Health Awareness Training course will provide valuable knowledge, awareness, and useful accessible information regarding the importance of mental health in the workplace. Throughout the course, you will learn the definition of mental health and mental illness, types of mental illness, early detection, and prevention, as well as ways to respond and some of the resources available.
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