The Welch Wellness Committee organized a Kick Off Event to begin Welch’s Wellness Week (May 6 – 10). Welch’s Wellness Week coincides with the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week. Each day next week has a theme and related activities and events to get staff comfortable talking about mental health issues in the workplace.
In this week alone, half a million Canadians will miss work due to mental health. Work plays a huge role in our life, influencing and shaping our overall health and wellness. To be at our best we all need mental health to be taken seriously at work.
At Welch, we are excited to be on the forefront of organizations that are stepping up and making a difference in how mental health is supported at work. Our aim is to ensure our staff feel comfortable discussing issues, as well as educate and reduce stigma.