Why Aren’t Your Wellness Programs Working?

Workplace HealthPreventative Disability Management

You have offered some wonderful wellness programs that you know have worked well for other companies, or maybe even have been published to show a solid return to investment. You did your part to...

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Are Peer Support Programs Right For Your Workplace?

Mental HealthPreventative Disability Management

When a union is a workplace stakeholder, opportunity for creative health protection programs can improve, especially when the union plays a key role in the employee’s work life. Earlier this month I was privileged...

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I Don’t Give a Fig About Wellness ROI, and Neither Should You!

Preventative Disability ManagementWorkplace Health

I have heard the question: “what is the ROI for workplace wellness?” many times, and usually it is a cue for me that the person I am talking to doesn’t understand the full impact...

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Aristotle Discovers the Key Ingredient to Successful Teams

Preventative Disability ManagementWorkplace Health

I was really thrilled when I learned about a recent research project designed to discover the holy grail of business success: what makes teams work well and what makes them innovate. The research was...

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Is Alzheimer’s Impacting Your Workforce?

Mental HealthPreventative Disability Management

Last week, news of Nancy Reagan’s death reached us.  A review of her life and career shone a light on the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.  She had a significant role in caring for President...

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New Innovations for PTSD in First Responders

Mental HealthPreventative Disability Management

Many Canadian workers are protected by both OHS Regulations (Occupational Health and Safety Regulation) as well as employer policy, which are intended to prevent injury through safety education and practices. Employers are also guided by...

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The Pain of Silence Around Substance Abuse

Mental HealthPreventative Disability Management

This week was particularly sad for my household, as we learned that our good friends lost their son, suddenly, and of course tragically. He was very young, and we know little about what happened,...

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Getting Rid of the “Sick Note”

Preventative Disability Management

Many disability management programs or processes require that employees provide sick notes from their physician to validate their work absence. These notes vary in content, but many include an estimate for the time away from...

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How the Mental Health Conversation Has Changed from Generation to Generation

Preventative Disability ManagementMental Health

I can’t help it; I get really excited when I talk about mental health.  And I talk about it a lot. At work I talk with those who might be learning about their own...

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How You Can Use Treatment as Prevention From Ill Health

Mental HealthPreventative Disability Management

I recently read a very interesting article that discusses the use of PrEP (pre exposure prophylaxis) to prevent HIV infection within at risk populations.  The treatment is otherwise known as the HIV prevention pill...

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