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Mental Health Awareness: Free Course

About one in five Canadians experience mental health issues at some point during their working years. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, it is estimated that mental illness costs the Canadian economy more than $50 billion per year in terms of healthcare service use, lost workdays and work disruptions. A healthy Canadian economy … Continue reading »

Ontario: Helping Workers with Job-Related Post-Traumatic Mental Stress

McGuinty Government Promoting Healthier, More Productive Workplaces Ontario is launching a roundtable to help workers who suffer from job-related post-traumatic mental stress. This new roundtable will be led by a facilitator and will bring together representatives from high-risk sectors, such as police, emergency medical services and transit services, where workers  may, as a result of … Continue reading »

First aid course created for mental health

Course interest forced Ottawa organizers to double size of program A new course is teaching people first aid skills to help those with mental health concerns and its popularity has staggered organizers. The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group provides a course training people how to recognize the symptoms of someone developing a mental illness and … Continue reading »

TV program tackles dementia and caregiver safety

Richmond, B.C., November 29, 2011 — WorkSafeBC has produced a television special with Shaw TV that addresses some of the safety challenges faced by those caring for people with dementia. Dialogue on Dementia: Keeping Safe features a physician, family member, care worker, facility owner, and a health and safety specialist each sharing their experiences with dementia-related care. “The … Continue reading »

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