Healthy Brains at Work: How Top Employers are Improving Mental Health

The Conference Board of Canada, October 22, 2015
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Are wellness and mental health initiatives in workplaces making the impact employers and governments are hoping for? What results can you expect in the future? Don’t miss this chance to hear the results of original research that will show whether your organization is on the right track, or if it’s time for a big change.

Building upon research outlining the prevalence of mental illness in the employed population, this session will explore the extent to which employers are leveraging existing evidence-based resources, tools, programs, and treatments, and providing their employees with appropriate supports to improve mental health.

During this webinar, Greg Sutherland will present new research findings on the prevalence of mental illness among the employed population in Canada. Louise Chenier will then share the results of a new Conference Board of Canada national survey of Canadian employers on their policies and practices to address mental health at work.

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Webinar Highlights

In this session, Greg and Louise will:

  • Discuss the prevalence of mental illness in Canada by sex, age group, and detailed geographic region.
  • Present the prevalence of mental illness in the Canadian workforce, by industry and by occupation.
  • Outline the cost of mental illness to the Canadian economy.
  • Share benchmarking results of mental health-related practices and programs that have been implemented in the Canadian workplace.
  • Provide practical examples of effective mental health at work supports.
  • Discuss effective mental health strategy guidelines employers have implemented.
  • Highlight opportunities for employer action on building psychologically healthy work environments.

About Greg

Photo of Greg SutherlandGreg Sutherland is the Principal Economist for the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC). He provides quantitative analyses of the sustainability of the Canadian health care system, and economic analyses for all projects undertaken by CASHC. Greg’s expertise in developing provincial, industrial, and regional forecasts for the Conference Board’s Centre for Municipal Studies is now being applied to health economics. Greg previously worked for Enbridge Consumers Gas and General Motors Defense.

About Louise

Photo of Louise ChénierLouise Chénier is the Manager of Workplace Health and Wellness Research with the Leadership and Human Resources Research Division of The Conference Board of Canada. She is also the Network Manager for the Council on Workplace Health and Wellness—an exclusive network of organizational health management leaders from private and public sector organizations across Canada. Since joining the Conference Board, Louise has conducted research on strategic human resources management, employee health, wellness, safety, disability management, and diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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