Building Mentally Healthy Workplaces: Perspectives of Canadian Workers and Front-Line Managers

The Conference Board of Canada, 74 pages, June 17, 2011
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This report, based on a national survey, highlights the workplace challenges faced by employees with mental health issues, and provides insight into how employers can best support these employees.

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Building Mentally Healthy Workplaces: Perspectives of Canadian Workers and Front-Line Managers provides a national perspective from working Canadians on their work environment and the degree to which it supports their mental well-being. The report highlights the workplace challenges faced by employees with mental health issues, and provides insight into how employers can best support these employees. The research is based on a national survey—conducted by The Conference Board of Canada in January 2011—of 1,010 individuals currently employed on either a part-time or full-time basis, including 479 front-line managers who supervise or manage other people in the workplace. The research is supplemented with a total of 30 follow-up, in-depth interviews. The report provides managers and executives, from private and public organizations across Canada, with a practical resource that outlines strategies and practices to more effectively manage employee mental health and wellness.

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