Manager relationships key to mentally healthy workplace

But obstacles include stress, self-stigma, find surveys
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/20/2015

Nearly four in 10 workers (38 per cent) said they would not tell their manager if they had a mental health problem, according to a survey by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto.

“They’re afraid for their careers, they’re afraid they’re going to lose friends, and then there’s a large proportion that think it’s going away so they can handle it and they don’t need help,” said Carolyn Dewa, head of CAMH’s Centre for Research on Employment and Workplace Health.