IN THIS ISSUE: Stress: The Face of a Worried Society – Investing in Mental Health in the Workplace – Removing the Barriers – Mental Health: The Ultimate Productivity Weapon – Employment Assistance Programs.
Editorial: Investing in People
Stress: The Face of a Worried Society
We have a population of workers that is continually stressed. One of the major concerns is that this stress over the long term may have a more detrimental effect than one major depressive episode for which you receive treatment.
Investing in Mental Health in the Workplace
Dr. Edgardo Pérez, co-author of Mindsets, Mental Health: The Ultimate Productivity Weapon, discusses why mental health illiteracy is a corporate issue.
Removing the Barriers
We have to make the workplace more receptive to the needs of mental health consumers. More workable, more humane. Let’s build in ‘ramps’ for everyone.
Work Adjustment and Employment Support Program<
Is there a shortage of mental health vocational programs? Wendy Nailer, Program Director at the Work Adjustment and Employment Support Program answers with a resounding yes.
Employee Assistance Programs
Thom Morris, Manager of the EAP Program at the Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex County Branch, describes how they are working with companies to improve workplace wellness.
Consumer/Survivor Development Initiative
Tapping the skills, knowledge and commitment of people with direct experience in the mental health service system.