2022 Mental Health Summit

Working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic day in and day out, health-care workers experienced significant mental-health challenges over the past two and a half years — and while the most acute phases of the pandemic may have passed, the sector is preparing for the psychological fallout.

Employers in the sector have responded proactively with improvements to their mental-health supports and streamlining their disability management programs to make accessing care easier for employees.

“Hopefully we have seen the worst of COVID now, but we have not seen the end of the mental-health impact as we return to our workplaces and deal with the crisis we have seen in the last two years,” said Chris Anderson, president of Medaca Health Group, during a panel discussion at Benefits Canada’s 2022 Mental Health Summit in November.

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