M23 – Workplace Mental Health Priorities
The link between stress, mental health and absenteeism remains a significant challenge for many Canadian employers. In 2015, Morneau Shepell conducted its second annual national mental health survey to better understand and compare the perspectives of working Canadians, employers and physicians regarding workplace mental health and absence. This session will highlight results from the survey; review recent statistics on mental health; differentiate between stress and mental health; and review the issues seen by physicians and managers. Participants will learn the first steps towards developing a mental health strategy.