“Partners for Mental Health is trying to normalize the topic and start conversations,” Mitton said. “It’s really simple and all encompassing – everyone can relate.”
When ICBC joined the Not Myself Today campaign and Partners for Mental Health last year, it might have seemed like bad timing. The organization was introducing a new claims system and employees at their 72 locations had a lot on their plates.
“This is exactly when people need these resources – during change and transformation,” Mitton said.
“We wanted to mitigate any problems that might arise. We distributed the materials around the organization and let people choose what to do and how to use the resources and materials.”
President of Partners for Mental Health
Jeff Moat said one advantage of the program is that it can complement existing programs, or be used as a jumping off point for organizations that are just starting to explore and implement ways to create and maintain mentally healthy workplaces.