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Workplace mental health now comes in a box


March 1, 2018  


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MHIB Global Inc. has received the endorsement of Mood Disorders Society of Canada for its Mental Health in a Box – an on-line, workplace mental health program.

“We’re thrilled to receive the support of Mood Disorders Society of Canada for our program,” says Joseph Ricciuti, Chair of MHIB Global. “We believe it will provide organizations with the confidence in knowing that a packaged solution is readily available for them to get started.”

Mental Health in a Box helps organizations of all sizes and environments get started with a mental health initiative for their employees.

“Workplace mental health is a leading risk factor for employers from both a legal and business cost perspective,” says Bill Vito, President of MHIB Global Inc. “Mental Health in a Box offers organizations a solution to mitigate those risks and protect the well-being of its employees. We’re excited to have brought this program to the market and we’re very pleased by this recent endorsement by Mood Disorders Society of Canada.”

Organizations benefit by equipping employees with tools to build a psychologically safe and healthy work environment.  Mental Health in a Box can help reduce stigma, improve managers’ skills, assist with early identification of mental health issues and allow for faster access to mental health care, when needed.

“After close examination of the Mental Health in a Box program, it was clear to us that it would provide outstanding resources and support for employees and employers in the workplace,” says Dave Gallson, the National Executive Director of the Mood Disorders Society of Canada. “This program allows individuals to assess current knowledge in the workplace and provides learning and instruction to address mental health issues and needs.”

Mental Health in a Box includes five essential pieces to support an organization’s mental health initiative:

• A knowledge survey to measure employee awareness and knowledge of what mental ill health is and is not;

• A mental health e-learning program for employees and managers that comes with an official certificate of completion;

• An on-going forum for people managers to pose questions and receive support for workplace mental health issues;

• A mental health risk assessment tool supported by Mood Disorders Association of Ontario; and

• A virtual medical clinic service through EQ Care to improve access to specialty care and treatment.

“MHIB Global Inc. and Mood Disorders Society of Canada have areas of joint interest in working to improve the mental health of organizations and their employees,” says Julie Holden, Executive Vice President at MHIB Global Inc. “We’re excited to have this endorsement of our program by such a leading mental health organization in Canada.”

(MHIB Global Inc.)