2017 Episode 3: Are You Supporting Mental Health in Your Workplace?

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In episode 3 of Business Wellness in Hamilton, learn about mental health and how you can support your employees. 

Business Wellness in Hamilton, Episode 3

Linda Marshall hosts Business Wellness in Hamilton on Cable 14 weekly. Each episode covers buzz-worthy topics such as emotional intelligence, employee engagement, mental health, company culture and much more. 

In episode 3, that airs Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 9:30 am and 9:00 pm the topic is Mental Health and How You Can Support Your Employees In The Workplace. Linda is joined by Fiona Wilson Manager, Patient & Family Collaborative Support Services, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton of St. Joseph's Healthcare and Harrison Wheeler, Patient Advisor on the St. Joseph's Mental Health Quality Council, trained peer support worker, Author, Speaker, and Comedian. They share how to instill in others Mental Health is part of everyone’s business and life and it everyone’s responsibility and what services they offer employers and employees. In our Giving Back segment Brian Hansell, President of the Paul Hansell Foundation shares the significant difference their work is providing in support of mental health through their conversation plate initiative - #ConvoPlate

Mental health affects all we do

Mental health is a topic we’re hearing about more often and that’s a good thing. For far too long no one talked about mental health which is something that’s had a negative effect on all of us. Mental health issues not only affect people’s quality of life, they affect work morale, performance, and overall productivity.

Workplaces can manage concerns like stress, conflict, and absenteeism that arise from mental health issues through awareness and creating an environment that supports employee well-being. Most individuals who work spend the majority of their day at work so it vital these issues be addressed.

Available Support

Support is provided by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) who is committed to supporting employers in providing the appropriate tools and information to develop and sustain mentally healthy workplaces. Visit www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/focus-areas/workplace for more information.

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