Katharine Coons is the national workplace mental health specialist at the Canadian Mental Health Association’s national office.
These are the views of the author and not necessarily those of Benefits Canada.
Employees everywhere are redefining what work means to them and redrawing their expectations of employers. Mental-health supports and flexible working options are now imperative if an organization is to remain competitive. To these ends, workplaces need a mental-health strategy. But a workplace mental-health strategy isn’t ping pong tables and a snack bar. It requires real […]
Workplace burnout isn’t always easy to talk about, but after living through nearly two years of the coronavirus pandemic, employers really can’t avoid it — it’s very, very real. In the past, when mental-health experts talked about workplace burnout, they tended to focus on giving advice to employees. Experts may have also offered suggestions on […]
Any return to the workplace, whether it’s after a medical or parental leave — or say, following a global pandemic — requires consideration and care to ensure the psychological health and safety of employees. Every back-to-workplace plan, regardless of the context, should be developed in partnership with each individual employee and driven by their physical […]