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
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.
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