Mental Health Best Practice Group

Service Hospitality has assembled a working group with a mission to work together to implement best practices and positive change for mental health, safety, and claims management.  Meeting three to four times annually alternating between Saskatoon and Regina, we collectively discuss practices and policies and offer training and resources to help members promote employees’ psychological health and prevent psychological harm due to workplace factors.

To be a part of this group, please contact us at [email protected]

Why join the group?

  • Share best practices with private, public, government, and non-profit organizations from across Saskatchewan

  • Learn more about when psychological injuries can be considered a Workers’ Compensation Board claim & how to manage them

  • In Canada, mental illness costs $20.7 billion per year in lost productivity alone. When health care costs are added in, that number jumps to $48.6 billion per year.

  • Like with physical safety, prevention is the best way to protect your employees and save money.

Why this matters to our industries?

  • Accommodation and food services, government services, and information and culture industries have the highest prevalence of mental illness.

  • Rates of depression are highest in industries that have the most interaction with the public or with clients.

  • The accommodation and food services industry is one of the top three industries for generalized anxiety disorder and has the second-highest prevalence of mood disorders

In Canada, one in five people is living with a mental health problem or illness.  Those employed in the services sector are more likely to experience mental health issues.

In October 2016, the Saskatchewan Government passed an amendment to the Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 establishing a rebuttable presumption for those experiencing work-related psychological injuries.  This has shone a light on the employer’s duties and responsibilities about workplace mental health.  Employers have a responsibility to not only handle psychological injury claims effectively but also to incorporate mental health into the existing Safety Management System.

A working group has been assembled with a mission to work together to implement best practices and positive change for mental health, safety, and claims management.  Meeting three to four times annually alternating between Saskatoon and Regina, we collectively discuss practices and policies and offer training and resources to help members promote employees’ psychological health and prevent psychological harm due to workplace factors.

Service Hospitality facilitates and funds these meetings and you can be a part of it!  Attend information sessions and receive emails with valuable resources.   There are currently over 60 employer organizations participating in this group, and growing!

To be a part of this group, please contact us at [email protected]

 

Mental Health Best Practice Group Members:

Airlines Hotels
ALT Hotels 
Athabasca Catering Ltd
Better Business Bureau
Bridges Health
Canalta Food Services Ltd. 
Canalta Martensville
Canadian Mental Health Association of Canada
City of North Battleford
Clare Parker Homes
Comfort Inn & Suites Saskatoon and Regina
Community Futures Manitoba and Saskatchewan

Cosmopolitan Industries
Creative Options Regina
D3H Hotels
Dakota Dunes Casino, SIGA
Decode Greatness

Delta Hotel Regina
Double Tree by Hilton
Eagle’s Nest Youth Ranch Inc.
Energy Safety Canada
Gold Eagle Casino

Gold Eagle Lodge
Government of Saskatchewan
Holy Family RCSSD #140
Hospice St. Marie Bernard Inc
K-Bro Linen Systems
Labour Relations and Mediation, Government of Saskatchewan
Mcdonald’s Restaurants of Canada

McKercher LLP Barristers & Solicitors
Moose Jaw Diversified Services 
Mosaic Potash Regina
Neil Squire

P. Machibroda Engineering Ltd.
Parkland College
Plains HR Services
Radisson Hotel Saskatoon
Ranch Ehrlo Society
Regina Airport Authority Inc
SARC
SaskAbilities

Saskatchewan Alternative Initiatives
Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association
Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association
Saskatchewan Motor Safety Association

Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Saskatchewan Union of Nurses
Saskatchewan WCB (Prevention)
Saskatoon Open Door Society
Saskatoon Public School Devision

Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel
Sights on Success Consulting
SIIT
South Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre
Special Olympics Saskatchewan
Storm Group of Companies

Temple Hotels Inc.
The Atlas Hotel
The Lighthouse Supported Living
Thomas Circle of Care
Tourism Saskatchewan

Turning Leaf

Unifirst Canada (Regina) 
University of Regina
University of Saskatchewan
Vonda Co-op
Yail Harbor Inc. 

YMCA of Regina

 

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