More than just a bandage

Mental Health First Aid training boosts employee knowledge and confidence
By Adelle Stewart and Ashley Breland
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/01/2017

Mental wellness is one of the largest initiatives being undertaken by organizations today. By increasing awareness, organizations can reduce stigma and foster a culture of resiliency.

A majority of employers rank mental health conditions among the top three causes of short-term disability, and about one-third of all short- and long-term disability claims relating to mental health problems and illnesses, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC).

Working under these conditions are risk factors that can lead to employee burnout. Mental health is an “invisible disability” and it has three main phases: mental wellness, mental stress and mental illness.