Mental health in the workplace

Good mental health is key to having healthy and productive workplaces in Ontario , and we want to help you promote healthy minds in your workplace.

The cost of doing nothing

Prevention doesn’t have to be costly. But doing nothing can be. Without proper support for mental health at work, you could be putting your employees at risk of personal suffering which can impact employee morale, engagement and retention. Absenteeism, occupational mental stress claims and expenses for replacement staff all have an impact on your bottom line.

The benefits of doing something

We know that you care about the health of your employees and want to do everything possible to limit stressful situations at work. Investing in mental health awareness and prevention programs is not only the right thing to do; it can also have a positive impact on your business. Studies have shown that workplaces who take action to prevent work-related mental stress have improved employee productivity. Taking care of the mental health of employees can help you to reach higher employee engagement and job satisfaction.

Promoting healthy minds and preventing work-related mental stress

You can take steps to encourage healthy minds in your workplace. Here are some practical ways to promote mental health:

  • Celebrating successes and sharing in the burden of challenges
  • Creating flexible working hours 
  • Clearly defining employees’ duties and responsibilities
  • Promoting work-life balance
  • Reducing ineffective or unnecessary tasks

Prevention can also include teaching relaxation techniques and providing stress management training.

For more information on how to promote healthy minds, visit the following websites:

Visit our work-related mental stress page to learn about coverage.