October holds a busy schedule for health and wellness. October’s not just the month of pumpkins and apple picking– it’s Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month too. Workplaces across Canada take part in initiatives and activities to encourage a healthy workplace.
Mental illness can have a significant impact on employers in terms of loss of productivity, absenteeism, presenteeism, disability and medical costs. Cost estimates of the impact of mental health issues in the workplace are widely talked about. Approximately 500,000 Canadians are unable to work in any given week due to mental health issues, one in five Canadians struggling with mental health issues in any given year, and the annual $51 billion cost to the Canadian economy to name a few.
It is when you start to think of how these figures translate to your organization, and the potential impact on your business, that they can become a major cause for concern, and it is clear action needs to be taken.
Schueler Group’s team of experts and commitment to mental health means ensuring that you as an employer and your employees have the tools, resources, and information you need to address mental health issues in your workplace. It is all about helping you protect your organization and employees from the impact mental health issues can have, while promoting – and supporting – good mental health for all.
Call us today to learn more about our programs, services, and perspectives on mental health and how we can help!