Impact of Mental Health Problems At Work

What would you think of a coworker who:

  • Has shown a decline in care for their physical appearance/ personal hygiene
  • Has been having problems getting along with others at work
  • Has been showing up late, leaving early, or taking more sick days than others
  • Has shown a decline in work quality, speed, or attention to detail
  • Looks tired most of the the time

These are common signs of mental health problems, like depression and anxiety (which we’ll cover more of in later units)

30% of all disability claims in Canada are due to a mental health problem

While health and safety at work cover things like fire safety, first aid, hazardous materials, and physical design of workplaces, creating psychologically healthy workplaces could impact 30% of all disability claims.