Workforce wellness in 2024:

Healthy minds. Healthy bodies.

The connection between a healthy mind, body, and business

A healthy workforce is important for a healthy business. But where can you have impact with employee wellness programs? 

Mental health and musculoskeletal injury and pain affect workers across the country, and these conditions potentially impact your employees’ performance at work and in their everyday life. These two topics are consistently the top drivers of claims activity in group benefits plans, and they’re the root causes behind many workplace absences and disability.

Read our report for more on these trends and insights on how you can better support your employees.

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Through these guides, we’re giving employers and their teams information and resources they can use to make meaningful organizational and personal health improvements. Coupled with the new digital experience being built in partnership with Canadian tech scale up League, and last week’s announcement with rewards partner Aeroplan, we’re rapidly progressing to become a true health partner for the Canadians we serve.

From our report:

The major impacts of mental health concerns on the Canadian workplace

According to recent statistics, about 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health disorder in their lifetime, with depression and anxiety being the most common.1 Despite the prevalence of mental health disorders, many individuals still face barriers to accessing care and support.

The path to wellness: Your guide to healthy living

“Our work and our workplaces can be sources of satisfaction, positive social interaction, pride and fulfilment, but work-related stressors can also have significant impacts on our physical, emotional, and mental well-being,”

Dr. Andrew Morgan
Psychiatrist, Cleveland Clinic Canada
Manulife Medical Director

Supporting musculoskeletal health is good for business

Musculoskeletal conditions are one of the most common health issues affecting workers.2 These conditions can have a significant influence on the workplace, affecting productivity and morale.

"Certain musculoskeletal conditions can become more chronic if not appropriately addressed. And a number of chronic musculoskeletal conditions, such as osteoarthritis, are more common as we get older. So, an older workforce is likely to see more of these conditions, which means the demand for treatment is also likely to increase in the coming years.”

Dr. Steve Pomedli
Cleveland Clinic Canada
Manulife Medical Director

Why workplace health clinics should be part of your wellness program

Organizations can use on-site health clinics as a keystone in their wellness programs and as a way to encourage employees to take a proactive approach to their health. Workplace health screenings can play an important role in helping your employees access routine medical care at a time that’s convenient to them, and it can also prevent work absences by decreasing the number of off-site health appointments.

“On-site workplace health clinics are designed to make health risk assessments convenient and accessible for employees. These assessments are intended to provide a snapshot of their general health. The goals are often to identify areas of concern and to facilitate positive changes in order to reduce the risk of common chronic conditions, such as diabetes.”

Dr. Steve Pomedli
Cleveland Clinic Canada
Manulife Medical Director