Winter 2011

businesshealth® newsletter
Winter 2011 vol. 7-1

In This Issue

Why Mental Health Matters - Mental health matters to employers because it is typically the most common diagnosis – either primary or secondary – among those on long term disability. Mental illnesses impact families as well, primarily because many are first diagnosed in youth and young adults. Read More »
Living in a Psychologically Safe Workplace - Martin Shain, SJD, Director and Founder of the Neighbour @ Work (N@W) Centre, Caledon, ON. Dr. Shain holds a doctorate in Law, and is a Professor with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Read More »
Mental Health - The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as "… a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community." Read More »
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario - Up to 20% of your workforce will suffer from a mood disorder at some point. Executives, managers, and co-workers all have a role to play in reducing stigma, encouraging conversation, and opening the door to prevention, treatment and return to work. Read More »
Reporting Employer Best Practices in Mental Health - The Great Place to Work Institute Canada worked with Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) on a report that reviewed options and actions to address workplace stress.  Read More »
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