Across Europe, a sizeable part of the working aged population is in employment.
This means that on a daily basis, Europeans are spending the majority of their time at the office, and the workplace has a significant impact on their everyday lives. Work can contribute to mental well-being but it can also negatively affect it.
In most European countries, absences from work and early retirement due to mental illness have increased in recent years. Now is the time to act.
Poor mental health and mental illness is costly for individuals, employers and the economy. Stigma remains a major barrier to people accessing help and support. However, taking concrete actions to promote and protect employee mental health has positive benefits.
From the Experts
Hear from the experts why this issue needs immediate attention:
David S. Goldbloom, OC, MD, FRCPC, Senior Medical Advisor, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, talks about the need to start conversations in every Canadian workplace where the question of “how someone is” has meaning.
Mary Ann Baynton, Executive Director, Mindful Employer Canada, shares how Not Myself Today starts the dialogue around mental health and addresses many of the key challenges that workplaces face.
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Participating companies receive their own comprehensive Not Myself Today toolkit, access to the members-only website, national recognition and ongoing support.
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