Psychological Health & Safety
HOW WE CAN HELP:
Training for managers and employees on mental health and psychological safety topics, including but not limited to: managing stress and burnout, dealing with anxiety and depression, trauma, grief and loss, understanding and managing psychological safety factors, understanding and preventing psychological injuries, and more.
- MENTAL HEALTH SCREEN / PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY ASSESSMENT
- Mental health screen and risk identification for individuals and organization/group
- Psychological safety assessment and hazard identification for organization/group
- INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENTS & TREATMENT – PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES & INJURY, COGNITIVE FUNCTION, ADDICTIONS
Assessments as well as treatment/development planning and facilitation in critical areas that affect an individual’s ability to work, return to work learn and/or function daily:
- Psychological assessments to determine the types and severity of mental health issues, disorder, or illness experience by the individual.
- Psychological injury assessments to determine the type and extent of an individual’s injury, typically for or in response to an injury claim by the individual.
- Cognitive functional capacity assessment to evaluate an individual’s difficulties or impairment in areas that may affect their ability to work, return to work, learn and/or function daily. Areas assessed can include attention, memory, thought processing, planning/organizing, problem solving, learning, impulsivity and emotional regulation, adaptability, and ability to tolerate multiple demands.
- Psychometric addictions assessments and treatment planning for individual employees with addictions challenges.
- STRATEGY/PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Assistance in the development of workplace mental health and psychological safety strategies, policies, and programs.
- CASE CONSULT/MANAGEMENT
Consultation, intervention, and support for managers dealing with concerns or cases involving employees with psychological injuries, mental health issues/illness, and/or addictions problems that are impairing their work functionality, performance, and/or conduct.
- RETURN-TO-WORK ASSESSMENT & SUPPORT
Employee return-to-work assessment, accommodation planning, and support.
- INDIVIDUAL THERAPY & SUPPORT
Individual therapy and support to strengthen resiliency, develop coping and rebuilding strategies, and enhance recovery for:
- Employees who have sustained psychological injuries
- Employees dealing with mental health and/or addictions issues
- Employees dealing with personal and/or relational issues
- MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
Individual mental health maintenance and support for executive leaders dealing with the stressors of leading an organization, operational and business growth difficulties, major organizational transition, workplace conflicts or relationship difficulties, mental health or addictions issues, personal relationship and intimacy problems, family problems, major life changes, financial problems, etc.
- MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR EMPLOYEES ON LEAVE
Individual/group mental health maintenance and support for employees currently on extended leave (e.g. due to maternity or parental needs, illness or injury, compassionate care, personal role transition etc.). Focus will be on dealing with isolation, disengagement from work, life adjustments, confidence and skills deterioration as well as keeping engaged and healthy while on leave.
- PSYCHOLOGICAL REINTEGRATION BACK TO WORK
Individual/group psychological preparation for return-to-work after an extended leave.
- EXIT PREPARATION & SUPPORT
Individual psychological preparation and for retirement or exit.
OUR PEOPLE, YOUR ADVANTAGE
Each of our associates, therapists, service partners in this domain have expertise in different dimensions of wellness and together, they can provide multi-disciplinary interventions and support that clients would need to deal with their issues and concerns in a holistic manner.
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Unmitigated mental health issues in the workplace can have long term and very costly implications. Key statistics include the following:
- According to Canadian Mental Health Association, in any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada (equates to 7.5 million Canadians in 2018) will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. By age 40, about 50% of Canadians will have or have had a mental illness. A2017 Sun Life Financial’s national survey on mental health found that while nearly half of all Canadians (49%) have experienced a mental health issue that have impacted their lives, only 28% of working Canadians living with a mental health issue have spoken to their employer about it.
- The staggering economic cost of workplace stress and related mental health issues to the public and industry (lost productivity) to the Canadian economy has grown steadily to well over $51 billion Over the next 30 years, the total cost to the Canadian economy will have added up to more than 2.5 trillion.
- About 4%of the working population in Canada currently experience mental health problems and illnesses, which can affect their productivity. In the workplace, issues with unattended mental health concerns can cost Canadian businesses more than $6 billion in a given year in lost productivity from absenteeism, presenteeism and turnover. A 2014 study involving over 1000 employees across different industries found that over 80% of respondents have gone into work when they were not able to perform as well as they would have liked and there is indication that lost productivity from such presenteeism – time spent at the workplace while not productively engaged in work – is 7.5 times greater, possibly costing Canadian businesses much more than $6 billion a year.
- Mental health problems and illnesses also account for approximately 30% of short and long-term disability claimsand are rated one of the top three drivers of claims by more than 80% of Canadian employers.
- Some key driversof absenteeism and presenteeism reported are physical sickness, stress and anxiety, depression, and issues related to one’s work, work environment, co-workers, or managers. A 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) research report indicates that depression and anxiety is estimated to have cost the global economy is US$ 1 trillion per year in lost productivity.
One’s wellness is actually made up of multiple dimensions. In many cases, an employee who is having difficulties in one dimension (e.g. social) could also experience negative effects in other dimensions (e.g. physical and emotional), resulting in them facing more challenges and being less able to function or perform optimally. As such, a holistic approach to caring for employees’ multiple dimensions of wellness will likely be more effective in strengthening their resiliency to cope with life stressors, remain productive, and realize their potential. With appropriate intervention and effective support, not only can employees’ wellness and productivity be directly enhanced, there can also be significant return on investment:
- A study led by World Health Organization estimated that for every USD $1 put into scaled up intervention and support for common mental issues, there is a return of USD $4 in improved health and productivity. Further research found that employees who receive direct intervention are 40% more likely to recover from depression.
- Recent Deloitte analysis found that for every $1 invested in workplace mental health, the median yearly return for Canadian employers was $1.62, a figure that rises to $2.18 for programs that have been in place for three years or more.
- A critical meta-analysis of the literature completed by Health Affairs concluded that “medical costs fall by about $3.27 for every dollar spent on appropriate wellness programs and absenteeism costs fall by about $2.73 for every dollar spent.” The Citibank Health Management Program reported an estimated savings of $4.50 in medical expenditures per dollar spent on medical prevention programs.
- A 2014 survey by Virgin Pulse involving 361 organizations and 3,822 employees reported that 88% of employees describe “access to health and wellness programs as an important factor for defining an employer of choice.”
- Research indicates that if we just reduce the number of people experiencing a new mental illness in a given year by 10%, after 10 years we could be saving the Canadian economy at least $4 billion a year.
Associates that can help:
Harassment and Bullying, Leadership Development, Psychological Safety, Work Relationships, Workplace Investigations, Workplace Violence
Cross-cultural Competency, Discrimination and Harassment, Diversity and Inclusiveness, Human Resources, Leadership Development, Management Development, Psychological Safety, Workplace Wellness
Critical Incident Response, Grief and Loss, Harassment and Bullying, Human Rights, Leadership Development, Mental health issues, Psychological Safety, Tests and Assessments, Trauma, Work Relationships, Workplace Wellness
Depression and Anxiety, Diversity and Inclusiveness, Gender and Sexual Orientation, Grief and Loss, Harassment and Bullying, Mental health issues, Psychological Safety, Trauma, Work Relationships
Critical Incident Response, Grief and Loss, Harassment and Abuse, Mental health issues, PTSD, Psychological Safety, Work Relationships, Workplace Wellness