Mental Health is Everyone’s Business

Mental health issues affect all Canadian workplaces. In fact, 44% of Canadians say they’ve dealt with, or were dealing with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse or extreme stress. [1]

The costs of doing nothing are significant.

  • Over 500,000 Canadians miss work each week due to mental health issues [2]
  • $51 billion is the annual economic cost of mental illness in Canada [3]
  • People living with depression are three times as likely to experience lost productivity [4]
  • 1 in 3 workplace disability claims are related to mental illness [5]

Help Drive Positive Change in Your Workplace

It is estimated that up to 25% of costs incurred directly by employers due to mental health issues and illnesses could be avoided. [6]

We’re calling on companies and individuals to help create mentally healthy workplaces with our Not Myself Today campaign in 2016.

So far, more than 320 companies have participated in the Not Myself Today campaign. Be part of the Not Myself Today campaign and make a difference in your workplace.

Learn more and get involved

 Other Ways to Support Mental Health at Work

  • Tell your employer/human resources/senior management about the Not Myself Today campaign.
  • Learn more about the National Standard: The National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace focuses on mental illness prevention and mental health promotion in the workplace, and provides guidelines for employers along with resources and tools to systematically work towards building a mentally healthy workplace.

Click Here to Read the Standard