Mental Health Is A Workplace Issue
Work and mental health are intricately linked and creating appropriate policies and programs to promote mental well-being for workers and workplaces is an indispensable element of a provincial mental health strategy. As an organization representing 170,000 workers throughout the province, the AFL supports efforts to improve access to workplace supports for those facing mental health issues.
Inadequate attention to mental health in the workplace costs our economy through lost productivity, high turnover, reduced performance and lost career experience or prospects for employees. Therefore, we believe it is in the best interests of Albertans that governments and employers enhance supports, implement standards and expand employment legislation protections to create healthier workers and workplaces.
LINK TO AFL Mental Health Submission