Manager training positive step toward better employee mental healthOrganizations with mental health training are ahead of the curveBy Marie-Hélène Pelletier02/10/2014|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/10/2014 Everyone knows that a good diet and regular exercise are key to better physical health — but knowing what you should do and actually doing it don’t always coincide. It’s a similar story with mental health promotion. Although organizations have long heard about the benefits of training front-line managers on mental health in the workplace, many employers have yet to implement such a strategy. That’s a real missed opportunity, because there is strong evidence that training managers to identify potential mental health issues at an early stage — and to direct individuals to the support they may need — results in better psychological health in the workplace. Any employer that remains unconvinced of the need to address mental health issues may want to take a closer look at its disability claims. With one in five Canadians experiencing a mental health issue in his lifetime, mental and behavioural health problems are considered a leading cause of both short- and long-term disability in Canada. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.