Mental health in the workplace

Because we all spend much of our waking hours at work, promoting good mental
health in the workplace is important. Learn how promoting mental health at work
can benefit you and how to promote it in the workplace.

Promoting mental health in the workplace can benefit both employers and
employees by improving:

  • productivity

  • mood

  • employee satisfaction

  • staff retention

  • teamwork

  • Promoting mental health also makes economic sense because it decreases:

  • short- or long-term medical leave due to physical or mental illness brought on by workplace conditions

  • the need to replace staff

  • workplace injuries and accidents caused by the inability to focus due to stress and other mental concerns

  • rates of missed work due to: stress, exhaustion, or depression

  • the inability to successfully complete work

Further Information - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety