Mental Health in the Workplace

Benefits of a healthy workplace



The workplace can affect both our mental and physical health.

In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will experience a mental health problem or illness.

Source: Mental Health Commission of Canada

8 tips for employers

  1. Support employee participation and decision-making
  2. Define worker duties and responsibilities
  3. Promote work-life balance
  4. Encourage and model respectful behaviours
  5. Manage workloads
  6. Provide training and learning opportunities
  7. Have conflict resolution practices in place
  8. Recognize contributions effectively

The World Health Organization defines mental health (also known as psychological health) as a state of well-being in which the individual realizes their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to contribute to their community.