Why does Workplace Mental Health Matter?
We spend more of our lives at work than in any other activity. The demands of work are increasing, and with technology, the
line between work and life is being blurred.
A recent World Health Organization-led study estimates that depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy $1 trillion USD each year in lost productivity
Every week more than 4 million North Americans miss work due to mental health issues
Presenteeism (reduced work performance) takes a larger toll on organizations than absenteeism – 81% of lost productive time for individuals experiencing depression is explained by presenteeism, and 19% by absenteeism
Workplace mental health can be improved incrementally, and it produces ripple effects, such as increased productivity