Increasingly, we are seeing studies that show well being at work is good for business, it’s good for the economy, and most of all, it’s good for people – employees, managers, and owners.
According to a survey by Morneau Shepell, 77 per cent of Canadians would take a lower salary in favour of better mental health support.
The results of the survey said that many factors could be contributing to the mental stress of Canadian workers. Factors like financial stress, and workplace culture. Forty-two per cent of employees said that they struggle more with finances than their peers with the same income.
Another contributing factor to this phenomenon is that 45 per cent of Canadians surveyed believed that the mental demands of their job have increased over the last two years.
Allen said that in last years survey, 60 per cent of employees said that the workplace had a positive influence on their mental health, while another 25 per cent said it was harmful.