With mental health at the forefront, sponsors are looking for ways to support employees, and to create a psychologically safe and healthy environment in which to work. Indeed, the statistics tell the story – approximately 500,000 Canadians miss work each week, reports the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Manulife has a robust suite of mental wellness products and mental health services available to help sponsors define a strategy and approach. These tools and resources span the entire wellness continuum, from prevention through intervention, including aids to support managers, who are key to successful strategy deployment across an organization.
Products and services
Manulife Employee & Family Assistance Program
We offer a full-service Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) in Canada to help businesses and employees thrive.
Virtual care powered by Healthcare Online
Offering 24/7 on-demand access to primary healthcare practitioners via secure text, video and chat.
Personalized Medicine program
Personalized Medicine is about learning how genetics can affect a person’s response to medication.
Prevention and early intervention are often the best ways to address absenteeism, reduce disability occurrence and promote a safe, timely return to work when a disability occurs.
Therapist Guided Program powered by MindBeacon™
One-on-one digital therapy for employees who need help managing their mental health.
Health Service Navigator®
Health Service Navigator is a second opinion service coupled with a preventative, diagnostic and information health tools that are easy to access by web or by phone.
Virtual Health Coaching*
Designed to empower employees to make positive changes that will have a lasting impact on their health. The program includes 1‑on‑1 support from a health coach, personalized wellness plans and more.
Financial Wellness Assessment
This simple online questionnaire measures a member’s current level of financial wellness and – based on their answers and financial priorities – provides them with a score and a personalized action plan to help them improve their situation.
Support while at work
The workplace can positively contribute to employee mental wellness through offering suitable mental health services. Work provides a person income, daily structure, but also a place where one can develop a sense of identity, purpose and accomplishment. The Mental Health Commission of Canada says that
“The workplace can be a strong contributor to mental wellbeing, giving people the opportunity to feel productive and achieve their potential.”
However, if an employee has a mental health condition, they may find it difficult to perform certain job tasks, with symptoms making things more challenging.
You may notice an employee making more errors than usual, avoiding key activities, alienating themselves or others, or working long hours to make up for a decrease in their usual work efficiency.
By investing in workplace wellbeing programs, which include products that support mental health, you’re doing your part to ensure your employees remain healthy and productive at work.
- 1 Deloitte, 2019.
- * Virtual Health Coaching is still in a pilot phase.
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