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IN WORK STRUGGLING IN WORK OFF SICK NOT IN WORK (<YEAR) NOT IN WORK (>YEAR) NEVER WORKED Workplace Management Primary Care, Employer Health, Government, Welfare Agency, Employment Support Services Employment Health Services Prevention, promotion and early intervention Stay at work Rapid return to work Return to work, individualized vocational rehabilitation People flow out of work at twice the rate Understanding these stages enables employers to consider the mental health of the entire workforce and to develop a strategy that considers all types of mental health programming: Preventative (keeping
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13 healthy employees healthy and at work), Early intervention (helping employees through mental health challenges while at work), and Supportive (bringing those off work back to work in a safe manner). Employees in this study came from the following kinds of organizations: 49% identified as working for a large employer (501 or more employees), 14% for a medium employer (between 101 and 500 employees) and 28% for a small employer (1 to 100 employees); 9% reported they were not currently working. Additionally, most respondents (44%) self-identified as belonging to the employee workgroup (see diagram X). The most sector most predominate among respondents was healthcare (19%) and most employees resided in Ontario (52%). However, the survey did collect a wide range of information from multiple sectors (25), employee workgroups (14), and work locations (all territories and provinces had representation). This suggests that the data fairly represents most workforces and organizations across Canada. See below for a breakdown of the key groups.
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14 Prevalence and impact of mental health issues in the workplace Memish et al. (2017) noted that 5% of working populations in high income countries experience severe mental health issues, and an additional 15% experience moderate mental illness. Less than ideal psychological working conditions or job stressors increase the risk of developing mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. They also contribute to the development of workplace-specific instances of mental illness, such as anxiety and burnout 17 . These factors can often result in an increase in mental health-related disability claims. The Mental Health Commission of Canada reports that 30% to 70% of all disability claims are attributed to mental illness 18 . The Mental Health Experience in Canada's Workplaces sur ve y results mirror those found by Memish et al. (2017). The survey found the primary cause of mental health concerns in the workplace was workplace stress, with 34% of participants reporting this as the cause of their mental health problem or illness. Similarly, depression and anxiety were self-reported as the top two mental health issues in the workplace, encompassing 69% of the mental health problems and illnesses identified (with 37% attributed to depression, and 32% attributed to anxiety).
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  • mental health, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Mental Health Experience

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