Canadian Mental Health Week is May 6 to 12, 2024. The theme of this year’s campaign is “A Call to be Kind.” This theme suggests a “compassion-first” approach when interacting with someone struggling with mental health. And we’re doing our part to promote this approach.

We’re pleased to share two new education videos with you:

The videos promote a better understanding of the two mental disorders that most commonly lead to long-term disability claims. They can also help create more compassionate people leaders within your organization. This can help them better support employees on their healing journey to mental wellness.

These videos, along with the rest of our mental health education series, can be found on our website.

Sharing the message with your employees

We all have the capacity to be compassionate, and we know that doing so can make an enormous difference. This can be especially important in the workplace, where we have daily interactions with others.

We’ve created a toolkit with resources you can share with employees during Canadian Mental Health Week. These resources help dispel misinformation about mental health disorders and highlight the power of compassion. Most importantly, they can help your workforce better support employees who are experiencing a mental disorder.

We also encourage you to explore our website. It contains many other free resources that can support mental health in your workplace.


We remain committed to helping you make tangible positive changes for workplace mental health. If you have any questions about available resources, reach out to your Sun Life Group Benefits representative.