To Share or Not to Share, that is the question….relating to mental health disclosure at work

Mental HealthWorkplace HealthDisability Management

One of the most divisive questions in workplace mental health relates to employees sharing their details in the workplace whether through a sick note or in a conversation with their supervisor or human resources. ...

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TMI – How to Prevent Receiving More Health Information Than You Can Handle 

Physical HealthWorkplace Health

Who can resist smiling at the scene of a child holding his hands over his ears and shouting “la-la-la-la-la—I can’t hear you, I can’t hear you?”  We can all relate to the uncomfortable feeling...

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When is the Right Time for an Employee to Return to Work After an Absence?

Workplace Health

Sometimes it is necessary for an employee to leave the workplace due to a sickness or an injury.  I say sometimes, because leaving the workplace isn’t always the best solution.  Adjusting the work role,...

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4 Ways to Recognize Mental Illness in Your Workplace

Preventative Disability Management

Supervisors have a tough job; it is a big responsibility to look after a team.  Managing workflow and outcomes is hard enough, but supervisors are also tasked with recognizing and responding to mental health...

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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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Psychological Health and Safety Means More Than “No Bullying”

Mental HealthPhysical Health

Psychological health and safety is a term that has garnered plenty of attention in the last few years, especially after the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace 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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Too Much or Too Little Information: What Is the Right Amount?

Physical HealthWorkplace HealthDisability Management

When my team and I work with employees, to take them through a disability management process, we have permission to access their information – even the most private and personal – so that we...

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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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Does the Fitbit Make You Neurotic?

Workplace HealthPhysical Health

I’ve been asked many times whether or not I agree with using Fitbits as a motivation for increased physical activity. And while I agree that increasing physical activity is a great way to support...

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