Mental health
in the workplace


 

Mental illness can have a significant impact on employers in terms of loss of productivity, absenteeism, presenteeism, disability and medical costs. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, disability claims alone can be responsible for up to 12% of overall Canadian business payroll costs.
 


Sun Life can help

Mental health in the Workplace - brochure

We have the right team of experts and the resources, products and services to help you manage mental health issues in your workplace. We can help protect your organization and employees from the impact mental health issues can have.
Knowing how to take the right action can be challenging. We can make it easier, with programs and resources that:

  • Help you align to the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Train front-line managers to recognize mental health issues
  • Help improve mental health literacy and reduce stigma
  • Provide solutions for building a mentally healthy workplace culture
  • Help get employees who are frequently absent or on disability back to health and work faster and more effectively

Click here to read more.   


Workplace Peer Support

Sun Life and Mental Health Innovations work together to bring plan sponsors this leading mental health workplace practice. Read the announcement


Workplace peer support programs can be a powerful part of a comprehensive mental health strategy. In this video, (Ret.) Lt. Colonel Stéphane Grenier joins Sun Life's Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier to speak about mental health and how peer support in the workplace changed his life.

Download the brochure to learn more.   















New Bright Paper
Workplace Mental Health Risk Assessment
A research-based, best practice approach to developing a workplace mental health strategy

New Bright Paper
Bright Paper
Healthy lifestyles and mental health

New Bright Paper
Bright Paper
Mental health in the workplace
- a little training goes a long way

Dr. Pelletier's page
Dr. Pelletier's page
Meet Dr. Pelletier and read her updates on mental health in the workplace.

Support
Support
Program information

Research
Research

Resources
Resources

'My story' videos
'My story' videos

Resources
Health and Wellness