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A presentation given to HR Round Table on November 17, 2009.

A presentation given to HR Round Table on November 17, 2009.

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    Mental Health @ UBC for Staff and Faculty Mental Health @ UBC for Staff and Faculty Presentation Transcript

    • Mental Health in the Workplace
      Vancouver-Burnaby Branch
    • The Picture of Mental Health of Staff and Faculty at UBC
    • 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.
      Mental health issues in the workplace are a rising concern.
    • A Closer Look at UBC Statistics
    • Prescription Use
      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.
    • More on Prescription Use
      In terms of cost of prescriptions for UBC, depression is costing all of us.
      Depression treatment drugs were the most expensive of all drugs used by UBC employees in 2007 (and it appears this is a developing trend).
    • Employee Family Assistance Program
      Stress, mood disorders and anxiety disorders tend to be the top reasons why counselling services are being used.
    • The Cost of Mental Health Issues at UBC
    • 2008 UBC Disability Claims
    • Resources for UBC Faculty and Staff
      What can we offer ourselves and
      our colleagues?
    • Healthy UBCPrevention Programs
      Program opportunities
      Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program Fund
      Healthy UBC Network
      Healthy UBC E-Newsletter
      More resources are coming next year:
      Individual and organizational toolkits, online resources, more trainings for staff/faculty on mental health issues
    • Healthy UBC Mental HealthPrograms Offered this Fall
      Understanding Mental Health
      Marriage in the Middle Stage
      How to Effectively Manage your Time
      Resilience: Learning to Roll with Life's Punches
      Communication in Family Life
      Balance in Life
      Managing Stress
      Mental Health First Aid
      UBC THRIVE Week
    • Return to Work Program
      facilitates the safe and earliest possible return to work from absence due to injury, illness or a medical condition
      provides assistance and support to staff and faculty while they are absent from work and assist with their return. 
      An employee'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.
    • Employee Family Assistance Program
      Confidential short-term counseling available 24/7
      Plan Smart services
      Childcare and parenting support
      Elder and family care
      Financial advisory
      Legal advisory
      Pre-retirement
      Smoking cessation
      Shift worker support
      E-learning courses
      Career counselling
      Nutritional counselling
    • Extended Benefits
      Some coverage of a registered/licensed clinical psychologist are available (depending on employee group)
      Online health assessment
      Health library
    • Your RoleYour Responsibility
      “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.”
      Manitoba Human Rights Commission
    • Mental Health Problems
      Vancouver-Burnaby Branch
    • Prevalence of Mental Health Problems
      • 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
      Vancouver-Burnaby Branch
    • Impact of Mental Health Problems
      Stigma attached to Mental Health Problems
      Lost productivity :
      • Absenteeism
      • Presenteeism
      • Short term and long term disability
      Vancouver-Burnaby Branch
    • Signs and Symptoms of Depression in the Workplace.
      • Difficulty concentrating & making decisions
      • Decreased productivity
      • Inability to concentrate
      • Decline in dependability
      • Lack of enthusiasm for work
      • Unusual increase in errors in work
      • Frequent tardiness
      • Increased sick days
      • Out of character behavioural changes
      Vancouver-Burnaby Branch
    • Workplace Stressors
      • Work Overload or Underload
      • Constant Change
      • Role Uncertainty
      • Role Conflict
      • Lack of Job Satisfaction
      • Lack of Job Security
      • Responsibility for Others
      • Workplace Violence
      Vancouver-Burnaby Branch
    • Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety
      Physical Symptoms:
      • Fast or Pounding Heart
      • Headaches
      • Stomach Pains
      • Inability to Relax
      • Sweating
      • Dizziness
      Psychological Symptoms:
      • Excessive Worry
      • Sleep Disturbances
      • Irritability
      • Feeling on the edge
      • Restlessness
      • Difficulty Concentrating
      Vancouver-Burnaby Branch
    • So How Can You Reach out and Help?
      Help the students...
      Help your co-workers...
      Help your clients...
      Help yourselves....
      Vancouver-Burnaby Branch
    • Canadian Mental Health AssociationVancouver-Burnaby Branch
      Delivers Workplace Training and Education in Mental Illness :
      • Mental Health First Aid
      • Adapting to Challenges: Mental Illness and Communication
      • Mental Health Works
      • Wellness workshop
      • Looking out for Yourself and Others
      • Bounce Back Program
      Vancouver-Burnaby Branch
    • Bounce Back Program
      Helps people experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety that may arise from stress or other life circumstances.
      Program is offered in two forms:
      • DVD “Living Life to the Full”
      • Guided self help program in which a community coach provides telephone support
      Primary health care provider will suggest Bounce Back Program.
      Vancouver-Burnaby Branch
    • Mental Health First Aid
      • Developed in Australia at the Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University
      • Based on the model of medical first aid
      • The help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
      • First aid is given until treatment is received or crisis is resolved
      Vancouver-Burnaby Branch
    • Comments or Questions
      Vancouver-Burnaby Branch
    • For More Information
      Department of Health, Safety and Environment www.hse.ubc.ca
      Vancouver-Burnaby Branch, CMHA
      www.vb.cmha.bc.ca
      Vancouver-Burnaby Branch
    • Thank you
      Vancouver-Burnaby Branch