The numbers don't lie. Mental health claims are on the rise. The Mental Health Commission of Canada estimates that mental health problems and illnesses typically account for approximately 30 per cent of short- and long-term disability claims. The decision by the WSIAT (Decision 483/11) expanded the scope of mental health claims benefits entitlement. Now, more than ever, employers should be re-evaluating their claims management processes to reduce costs.
To provide you with more information, our Registered Nurse at Clear Path, Victoria Mummery, shared some insights on mental health and how the symptoms these individuals are faced with can affect the workplace.
Mental Health in the Workplace
Mental health disorders that are unrecognized or untreated not only damage an employee's health and career, but can also reduce productivity in the workplace. Adequate treatment, on the other hand, can alleviate symptoms for the employee and improve job performance. Accomplishing this requires a shift in attitudes about the nature of mental disorders.
Did you know that 65% of workplace absences can be linked to depression and anxiety?
Situational Depression and Anxiety
Mental health problems affect many employees, but the stigma attached to having a psychiatric disorder may cause your employees to be reluctant to seek treatment - especially if they fear it might jeopardize their jobs. Check out our in-house training course for more information.
Clear Path Learning Sessions
The return to work process for workplace injury claims and mental health claims can be a tricky process to navigate. Don't let a complex or difficult claim become a problem for you.
Come to our upcoming learning sessions on Nov. 13 in Kitchener to learn more about WSIB claims management:
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