Resources to help manage mental health
May 10, 2021
The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week may have come and gone for 2021, but the importance of managing mental health during a pandemic remains a key focus for the CADA 360 team.
“There needs to be a focus on anyone struggling with the ongoing stress of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Karen O’Connell, Director, Governance & Plan Management, Benefits 360 Health & Welfare Trust, CADA. “They need to know that there are resources available to help mitigate the situation.”
According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), one in five Canadians report experiencing high levels of mental distress. While CADA 360 offers a range of tools and services to consider, O’Connell said provincial governments across the country also recognize the toll that the pandemic is taking in mental health.
Public resources such as the CAMH, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Anxiety Canada, and Workplace Strategies for Mental Health are also available to help people manage stressful situations. And family doctors are also a good resource that can help with access to local services.
“No one needs to struggle alone,” said O’Connell. “There are many resources that are available at no cost to individuals, which can help build resilience, develop healthy habits to combat stress and anxiety, or simply provide support in a time of crisis.”
Dealership employees who participate in CADA 360 Employee Benefits have access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no additional cost to the dealership or the employee. Lifeworks by Morneau Shepell is confidential, accessible 24/7, and is just a click or call away. More information can be found at myCADA360.ca.