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Let’s talk about Mental Health | Date: 13/01/2017
Let's all do our part to promote awareness and action on mental health in Canada.
Since September 2010 millions of Canadians, including leading personalities, have engaged in an open discussion about mental illness, offering new ideas and hope for those who struggle, with numbers growing every year.
If you think mental health issues only affect a few people, consider the impact mental health can have in the workplace.
- 1 in 5 - number of Canadians who will experience a mental health problem or illness this year
- 30% of disability claims related to mental health
- 10 - 25% of disability costs employers could avoid by taking action
- 198 billion - amount of money lost productivity could cost Canadians businesses over the next 30 years
Many of these costs can be avoided by ensuring a mentally healthy workplace. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has the tools and resources to help businesses do that. You can get started by downloading this pdf with advice for the workplace. And that's not all! You can also participate in this year's Bell Let's Talk Day.
For every text, call, tweet, Instagram post, Facebook video view and Snapchat geofilter used on Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 30th, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives across Canada.
Since it's beginning this program has had a tremendous impact.