Mental Health in the Workplace<br />Vancouver-Burnaby Branch<br />
The Picture of Mental Health of Staff and Faculty at UBC<br />
By 2020, according to the World Health Organization, depression will be second only to heart disease as a cause of disease...
A Closer Look at UBC Statistics<br />
Prescription Use<br />Prescription drugs for the treatment of depression have (in the past) been the third highest of all ...
More on Prescription Use<br />In terms of cost of prescriptions for UBC, depression is costing all of us.<br />Depression ...
Employee Family Assistance Program<br />Stress, mood disorders and anxiety disorders tend to be the top reasons why counse...
The Cost of Mental Health Issues at UBC<br />
2008 UBC Disability Claims<br />
Resources for UBC Faculty and Staff<br />What can we offer ourselves and <br />our colleagues?<br />
Healthy UBCPrevention Programs<br />Program opportunities<br />Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program Fund<br />Healthy UBC...
Healthy UBC Mental HealthPrograms Offered this Fall<br />Understanding Mental Health<br />Marriage in the Middle Stage<br ...
Return to Work Program<br />facilitates the safe and earliest possible return to work from absence due to injury, illness ...
Employee Family Assistance Program<br />Confidential short-term counseling available 24/7<br />Plan Smart services<br />Ch...
Extended Benefits<br />Some coverage of a registered/licensed clinical psychologist are available (depending on employee g...
Your RoleYour Responsibility<br />“An employer has reason to suspect, or ought reasonably to have suspected, based upon a ...
Mental Health Problems <br />Vancouver-Burnaby Branch<br />
Prevalence of Mental Health Problems<br /><ul><li>1 in 3 Canadians will experience a Mental Health Problem .
Psychiatric Disorders are growing faster than  heart disease as a percentage of the global burden of disease. (WHO)
Only 4 % of people with substance use problems are among the visible and highly marginalized populations
Work-related stresses are contributing to higher levels of depression, anxiety and burn out among the 25-54 age group </li...
Impact of Mental Health Problems<br />Stigma attached to Mental Health Problems<br />Lost productivity :<br /><ul><li>Abse...
Presenteeism
Short term and long term disability</li></ul>Vancouver-Burnaby Branch<br />
Signs and Symptoms of Depression in the Workplace.<br /><ul><li>Difficulty concentrating & making decisions
Decreased productivity
Inability to concentrate
Decline in dependability
Lack of enthusiasm for work
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  1. 1. Mental Health in the Workplace<br />Vancouver-Burnaby Branch<br />
  2. 2. The Picture of Mental Health of Staff and Faculty at UBC<br />
  3. 3. By 2020, according to the World Health Organization, depression will be second only to heart disease as a cause of disease burden- years lost through death and years lived with disability.<br />Mental health issues in the workplace are a rising concern.<br />
  4. 4. A Closer Look at UBC Statistics<br />
  5. 5. Prescription Use<br />Prescription drugs for the treatment of depression have (in the past) been the third highest of all prescriptions. More recently, it appears depression drugs will pass the usage rates of blood pressure drugs, to become the second largest category of prescription drugs used. <br />
  6. 6. More on Prescription Use<br />In terms of cost of prescriptions for UBC, depression is costing all of us.<br />Depression treatment drugs were the most expensive of all drugs used by UBC employees in 2007 (and it appears this is a developing trend).<br />
  7. 7. Employee Family Assistance Program<br />Stress, mood disorders and anxiety disorders tend to be the top reasons why counselling services are being used.<br />
  8. 8. The Cost of Mental Health Issues at UBC<br />
  9. 9. 2008 UBC Disability Claims<br />
  10. 10. Resources for UBC Faculty and Staff<br />What can we offer ourselves and <br />our colleagues?<br />
  11. 11. Healthy UBCPrevention Programs<br />Program opportunities<br />Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program Fund<br />Healthy UBC Network<br />Healthy UBC E-Newsletter<br />More resources are coming next year:<br />Individual and organizational toolkits, online resources, more trainings for staff/faculty on mental health issues<br />
  12. 12. Healthy UBC Mental HealthPrograms Offered this Fall<br />Understanding Mental Health<br />Marriage in the Middle Stage<br />How to Effectively Manage your Time<br />Resilience: Learning to Roll with Life&apos;s Punches<br />Communication in Family Life<br />Balance in Life<br />Managing Stress<br />Mental Health First Aid<br />UBC THRIVE Week<br />
  13. 13. Return to Work Program<br />facilitates the safe and earliest possible return to work from absence due to injury, illness or a medical condition<br />provides assistance and support to staff and faculty while they are absent from work and assist with their return.  <br />An employee&apos;s return to work may involve temporary or permanent modifications or adjustments in job duties or workplace arrangements in order to accommodate a disability of an individual staff or faculty member. <br />
  14. 14. Employee Family Assistance Program<br />Confidential short-term counseling available 24/7<br />Plan Smart services<br />Childcare and parenting support<br />Elder and family care <br />Financial advisory <br />Legal advisory <br />Pre-retirement<br />Smoking cessation<br />Shift worker support<br />E-learning courses<br />Career counselling<br />Nutritional counselling<br />
  15. 15. Extended Benefits<br />Some coverage of a registered/licensed clinical psychologist are available (depending on employee group)<br />Online health assessment<br />Health library<br />
  16. 16. Your RoleYour Responsibility<br />“An employer has reason to suspect, or ought reasonably to have suspected, based upon a significant change in an employee’s behaviour or performance, that an employee might be contending with a psychological or stress-related or other condition, the employer should pursue relevant inquiries to determine if there is a disability issue at the heart of the conduct that is resulting in the employee’s inability to meet the normal expectations of the workplace.”<br />Manitoba Human Rights Commission<br />
  17. 17. Mental Health Problems <br />Vancouver-Burnaby Branch<br />
  18. 18. Prevalence of Mental Health Problems<br /><ul><li>1 in 3 Canadians will experience a Mental Health Problem .
  19. 19. Psychiatric Disorders are growing faster than heart disease as a percentage of the global burden of disease. (WHO)
  20. 20. Only 4 % of people with substance use problems are among the visible and highly marginalized populations
  21. 21. Work-related stresses are contributing to higher levels of depression, anxiety and burn out among the 25-54 age group </li></ul>Vancouver-Burnaby Branch<br />
  22. 22. Impact of Mental Health Problems<br />Stigma attached to Mental Health Problems<br />Lost productivity :<br /><ul><li>Absenteeism
  23. 23. Presenteeism
  24. 24. Short term and long term disability</li></ul>Vancouver-Burnaby Branch<br />
  25. 25. Signs and Symptoms of Depression in the Workplace.<br /><ul><li>Difficulty concentrating & making decisions
  26. 26. Decreased productivity
  27. 27. Inability to concentrate
  28. 28. Decline in dependability
  29. 29. Lack of enthusiasm for work
  30. 30. Unusual increase in errors in work
  31. 31. Frequent tardiness
  32. 32. Increased sick days
  33. 33. Out of character behavioural changes</li></ul>Vancouver-Burnaby Branch<br />
  34. 34. Workplace Stressors<br /><ul><li>Work Overload or Underload
  35. 35. Constant Change
  36. 36. Role Uncertainty
  37. 37. Role Conflict
  38. 38. Lack of Job Satisfaction
  39. 39. Lack of Job Security
  40. 40. Responsibility for Others
  41. 41. Workplace Violence</li></ul>Vancouver-Burnaby Branch<br />
  42. 42. Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety <br />Physical Symptoms: <br /><ul><li>Fast or Pounding Heart
  43. 43. Headaches
  44. 44. Stomach Pains
  45. 45. Inability to Relax
  46. 46. Sweating
  47. 47. Dizziness</li></ul>Psychological Symptoms:<br /><ul><li>Excessive Worry
  48. 48. Sleep Disturbances
  49. 49. Irritability
  50. 50. Feeling on the edge
  51. 51. Restlessness
  52. 52. Difficulty Concentrating</li></ul>Vancouver-Burnaby Branch<br />
  53. 53. So How Can You Reach out and Help?<br />Help the students...<br />Help your co-workers...<br />Help your clients...<br />Help yourselves....<br />Vancouver-Burnaby Branch<br />
  54. 54. Canadian Mental Health AssociationVancouver-Burnaby Branch<br />Delivers Workplace Training and Education in Mental Illness :<br /><ul><li>Mental Health First Aid
  55. 55. Adapting to Challenges: Mental Illness and Communication
  56. 56. Mental Health Works
  57. 57. Wellness workshop
  58. 58. Looking out for Yourself and Others
  59. 59. Bounce Back Program</li></ul>Vancouver-Burnaby Branch<br />
  60. 60. Bounce Back Program <br />Helps people experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety that may arise from stress or other life circumstances.<br />Program is offered in two forms: <br /><ul><li>DVD “Living Life to the Full”
  61. 61. Guided self help program in which a community coach provides telephone support</li></ul>Primary health care provider will suggest Bounce Back Program.<br />Vancouver-Burnaby Branch<br />
  62. 62. Mental Health First Aid<br /><ul><li>Developed in Australia at the Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University
  63. 63. Based on the model of medical first aid
  64. 64. The help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
  65. 65. First aid is given until treatment is received or crisis is resolved</li></ul>Vancouver-Burnaby Branch<br />
  66. 66. Comments or Questions<br />Vancouver-Burnaby Branch<br />
  67. 67. For More Information<br />Department of Health, Safety and Environment www.hse.ubc.ca<br />Vancouver-Burnaby Branch, CMHA<br />www.vb.cmha.bc.ca<br />Vancouver-Burnaby Branch<br />
  68. 68. Thank you<br />Vancouver-Burnaby Branch<br />

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