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Vancouver Board of Trade releases landmark report on mental health

The Honourable Mary Collins will present the landmark report, Psychologically Healthy Workplaces: Improving Bottom Line Results and Employee Psychological Well-Being, at the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) ninth annual Bottom Line Conference. Prepared by The Vancouver Board of Trade’s Health, Wellness, and Well-Being Task Force, the report includes recommendations on how The Board of Trade can facilitate progress towards improving the psychological well-being of British Columbia workplaces.

Pacific Blue Cross and BC Life are committed to improving outcomes in the area of mental health. Anne Kinvig, Chief Operating Officer, also a member of the Health, Wellness, and Well-Being Task Force, was a contributor to the report. She is a proponent of increased dialogue about this important issue: “Mental illness affects us all. Whether we admit it publicly or not, it’s a disease that has touched every one of our families, and it’s not going away. In fact, mental illness is costing both large and small employers in terms of productivity, sick leave, drug costs, and disability. It’s a moral, legal and economic issue that requires our attention.”

Pacific Blue Cross BC Life is a long-term supporter of the Bottomline Conference. This year’s conference theme is Practical Steps to a Psychologically Healthy Workplace. It takes place on February 29 and March 1, 2012 at the Convention Centre.

We invite representatives from small and large business to read the report and learn how to help employees while protecting your business from potential legal issues.

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