Making Mental Health Matter Year-Round
When it comes to fostering a psychologically healthy workplace, Sun Life strives to lead by example. Mark Roach, AVP Group Disability, Western Region is a Sun Life Mental Health Ambassador. Mark initiated an annual Mental Health Week in 2015 to raise awareness of the prevalence of mental illness, reducing the stigma that surrounds it and fostering a healthier supportive culture.
Mental Health Week was well received by employees. The only objection was that one week was too short, so we extended it to a month this year. Extending it helps remind people that mental health is something we need to keep in sight every day, all year long.