Not good news about mental health conditions in the construction industry

A recently com­pleted Aus­tralian sur­vey of the con­struc­tion indus­try in Aus­tralia revealed some sur­pris­ing find­ings. Quot­ing the article:

More than three in ten work­ers within the Aus­tralian con­struc­tion indus­try do not believe their work­places are men­tally healthy accord­ing to a new sur­vey which exam­ines the cost of men­tally unhealthy work­places upon employ­ers and typ­i­cal worker responses to such environments.

Con­ducted by pub­lic health advo­cacy out­fit Beyond Blue, the sur­vey of 1,126 par­tic­i­pants includ­ing 85 senior man­agers and 1,041 employ­ees found that while more than eight in 10 work­ers within the con­struc­tion sec­tor con­sid­ered their work­places to be phys­i­cally safe, as many as 37 per cent did not feel their cur­rent work­place was men­tally healthy even though more than nine in 10 said men­tally healthy work­places were important.

he sur­vey also found that work­ers in ‘men­tally unhealthy’ work­places were more than three times more likely to take time off work com­pared with their peers in ‘healthy’ work­places and that employ­ees in such work­places were more likely to observe depres­sion in their col­leagues.
More­over, the ‘stigma’ attached to men­tal health issues in the work­place remains. Almost half of those sur­veyed within ‘unhealthy’ work­places (46 per cent) and more than a third of those sur­veyed within ‘healthy’ work­places say they would not want oth­ers in their work­place to know if they were expe­ri­enc­ing depres­sion or anxiety.

How­ever, the con­struc­tion sec­tor actu­ally com­pared rel­a­tively well to other sec­tors sur­veyed, where only 52 per cent of work­ers over­all said their cur­rent place of employ­ment was men­tally healthy.

We are curi­ous what the con­tribut­ing fac­tors are more specif­i­cally, and there will likely be fall­out from this given the for­ward think­ing of the var­i­ous Aus­tralian men­tal health agencies.

Source: http://sourceable.net/37-construction-workplaces-mentally-unhealthy/

 


About Home­wood Health

Home­wood Health is the Cana­dian leader in men­tal health and addic­tion ser­vices. With over 130 years of expe­ri­ence, we achieve out­stand­ing out­comes every day through our national net­work of nearly 4,000 employ­ees and clin­i­cal experts, and through the Home­wood Health Cen­tre — one of Canada’s largest and lead­ing facil­i­ties for med­ical treat­ment of men­tal health and addic­tion dis­or­ders. Our com­plete suite of ser­vices includes orga­ni­za­tional well­ness, employee and fam­ily assis­tance pro­grams, assess­ments, out­pa­tient and inpa­tient treat­ment, recov­ery man­age­ment, return to work and fam­ily sup­port ser­vices, cus­tomized to meet the spe­cial­ized needs of indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions. Home­wood Health is redefin­ing men­tal health and addic­tion ser­vices to help Cana­di­ans live health­ier, more pro­duc­tive and more ful­fill­ing lives.

NOTE: The con­tent and opin­ions offered in Healthy Work­places blog posts do not nec­es­sar­ily reflect the for­mal stance of Home­wood Health, unless oth­er­wise iden­ti­fied. We bring this infor­ma­tion for­ward in the inter­ests of openly shar­ing val­ued infor­ma­tion in this time of fast-growing online con­ver­sa­tions and knowledge.

Con­ducted by pub­lic health advo­cacy out­fit Beyond Blue, the sur­vey of 1,126 par­tic­i­pants includ­ing 85 senior man­agers and 1,041 employ­ees found that while more than eight in 10 work­ers within the con­struc­tion sec­tor con­sid­ered their work­places to be phys­i­cally safe, as many as 37 per cent did not feel their cur­rent work­place was men­tally healthy even though more than nine in 10 said men­tally healthy work­places were important.

The sur­vey also found that work­ers in ‘men­tally unhealthy’ work­places were more than three times more likely to take time off work com­pared with their peers in ‘healthy’ work­places and that employ­ees in such work­places were more likely to observe depres­sion in their colleagues.

More­over, the ‘stigma’ attached to men­tal health issues in the work­place remains. Almost half of those sur­veyed within ‘unhealthy’ work­places (46 per cent) and more than a third of those sur­veyed within ‘healthy’ work­places say they would not want oth­ers in their work­place to know if they were expe­ri­enc­ing depres­sion or anxiety.

How­ever, the con­struc­tion sec­tor actu­ally com­pared rel­a­tively well to other sec­tors sur­veyed, where only 52 per cent of work­ers over­all said their cur­rent place of employ­ment was men­tally healthy

- See more at: http://sourceable.net/37-construction-workplaces-mentally-unhealthy/#sthash.LPQ1Py0d.dpuf

More than three in ten work­ers within the Aus­tralian con­struc­tion indus­try do not believe their work­places are men­tally healthy accord­ing to a new sur­vey which exam­ines the cost of men­tally unhealthy work­places upon employ­ers and typ­i­cal worker responses to such envi­ron­ments — See more at: http://sourceable.net/37-construction-workplaces-mentally-unhealthy/#sthash.LPQ1Py0d.dpuf

More than three in ten work­ers within the Aus­tralian con­struc­tion indus­try do not believe their work­places are men­tally healthy accord­ing to a new sur­vey which exam­ines the cost of men­tally unhealthy work­places upon employ­ers and typ­i­cal worker responses to such envi­ron­ments. — See more at: http://sourceable.net/37-construction-workplaces-mentally-unhealthy/#sthash.LPQ1Py0d.dpuf

 

 

More than three in ten work­ers within the Aus­tralian con­struc­tion indus­try do not believe their work­places are men­tally healthy accord­ing to a new sur­vey which exam­ines the cost of men­tally unhealthy work­places upon employ­ers and typ­i­cal worker responses to such envi­ron­ments. — See more at: http://sourceable.net/37-construction-workplaces-mentally-unhealthy/#sthash.LPQ1Py0d.dpuf

More than three in ten work­ers within the Aus­tralian con­struc­tion indus­try do not believe their work­places are men­tally healthy accord­ing to a new sur­vey which exam­ines the cost of men­tally unhealthy work­places upon employ­ers and typ­i­cal worker responses to such envi­ron­ments. — See more at: http://sourceable.net/37-construction-workplaces-mentally-unhealthy/#sthash.LPQ1Py0d.dpuf
More than three in ten work­ers within the Aus­tralian con­struc­tion indus­try do not believe their work­places are men­tally healthy accord­ing to a new sur­vey which exam­ines the cost of men­tally unhealthy work­places upon employ­ers and typ­i­cal worker responses to such envi­ron­ments. — See more at: http://sourceable.net/37-construction-workplaces-mentally-unhealthy/#sthash.LPQ1Py0d.dpuf

Common roadblocks to productivity

An infor­ma­tive sur­vey recently released by Har­ris Poll on behalf of Career­Builder yields insight into the most com­mon pro­duc­tiv­ity road­blocks expe­ri­enced in our work­places. Among the findings:

  • per­sonal use of tech­nol­ogy is one of the lead­ing cul­prits behind unpro­duc­tive activ­ity at work.
  • one in four work­ers (24 per­cent) admit­ted that, dur­ing a typ­i­cal work­day, they will spend at least one hour a day on per­sonal calls, emails or texts.
  • twenty-one per­cent esti­mate that they spend one hour or more dur­ing a typ­i­cal work­day search­ing the Inter­net for non-work-related infor­ma­tion, pho­tos, etc.

Behav­iors of co-workers, meet­ings and other fac­tors are also cre­at­ing obsta­cles to max­i­miz­ing per­for­mance. When asked what they con­sider to be the pri­mary pro­duc­tiv­ity stop­pers in the work­place, employ­ers pointed to:

  1. Cell phone/texting – 50 percent
  2. Gos­sip – 42 percent
  3. The Inter­net – 39 percent
  4. Social media – 38 percent
  5. Snack breaks or smoke breaks – 27 percent
  6. Noisy co-workers – 24 percent
  7. Meet­ings – 23 percent
  8. Email – 23 percent
  9. Co-workers drop­ping by – 23 percent
  10. Co-workers putting calls on speaker phone – 10 percen

Nearly three in four employ­ers (73 per­cent) have imple­mented some mea­sures to mit­i­gate pro­duc­tiv­ity killers at work. Tac­tics include:

  • Block­ing cer­tain Inter­net sites at work – 36 percent
  • Pro­hibit­ing per­sonal calls or per­sonal use of cell phones – 25 percent
  • Mon­i­tor­ing emails and Inter­net usage – 22 percent
  • Sched­ul­ing lunch and break times – 19 percent
  • Allow­ing peo­ple to telecom­mute – 14 percent
  • Imple­ment­ing an open space lay­out instead of cubi­cles – 13 percent
  • Lim­it­ing meet­ings – 12 percent
  • Restrict­ing use of speaker phones if not in an office – 11 percent

Sur­vey Method­ol­ogy This sur­vey was con­ducted online within the U.S. by Har­ris Poll on behalf of Career­Builder among 2,138 hir­ing man­agers and human resource pro­fes­sion­als and 3,022 work­ers (employed full-time, not self-employed, non-government) ages 18 and over between Feb­ru­ary 10 and March 4, 2014 (per­cent­ages for some ques­tions are based on a sub­set, based on their responses to cer­tain ques­tions). With pure prob­a­bil­ity sam­ples of 2,138 and 3,022, one could say with a 95 per­cent prob­a­bil­ity that the over­all results have sam­pling errors of +/-2.12 and +/-1.78 per­cent­age points, respec­tively. Sam­pling error for data from sub-samples is higher and varies.

Source: Career Builder


 

About Home­wood Health

Home­wood Health is the Cana­dian leader in men­tal health and addic­tion ser­vices. With over 130 years of expe­ri­ence, we achieve out­stand­ing out­comes every day through our national net­work of nearly 4,000 employ­ees and clin­i­cal experts, and through the Home­wood Health Cen­tre — one of Canada’s largest and lead­ing facil­i­ties for med­ical treat­ment of men­tal health and addic­tion dis­or­ders. Our com­plete suite of ser­vices includes orga­ni­za­tional well­ness, employee and fam­ily assis­tance pro­grams, assess­ments, out­pa­tient and inpa­tient treat­ment, recov­ery man­age­ment, return to work and fam­ily sup­port ser­vices, cus­tomized to meet the spe­cial­ized needs of indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions. Home­wood Health is redefin­ing men­tal health and addic­tion ser­vices to help Cana­di­ans live health­ier, more pro­duc­tive and more ful­fill­ing lives.

NOTE: The con­tent and opin­ions offered in Healthy Work­places blog posts do not nec­es­sar­ily reflect the for­mal stance of Home­wood Health, unless oth­er­wise iden­ti­fied. We bring this infor­ma­tion for­ward in the inter­ests of openly shar­ing val­ued infor­ma­tion in this time of fast-growing online con­ver­sa­tions and knowledge.

Manulife / Ipsos Reid Health and Wealth Wellness Study 2014

The Man­ulife / Ipsos Reid Health and Wealth Well­ness Study 2014 is based on the results of an online sur­vey of over 2,000 work­ing Cana­di­ans from across Canada. The sur­vey was fielded in Feb­ru­ary 2014.

Take­away 1

There are strong links between how finan­cially pre­pared an employee feels, and how healthy, engaged and pro­duc­tive they are in the workplace.

Take­away 2

There is a pos­i­tive link between health and finan­cial well­be­ing. Employ­ees that are finan­cially pre­pared are more likely to be health­ier than those feel­ing unprepared.

Take­away 3

There is a very strong link between hav­ing a ben­e­fits and sav­ings plan and being finan­cially pre­pared. In fact, indi­vid­u­als with both a work­place ben­e­fits and retire­ment sav­ings plan are over 50% more likely to be finan­cially pre­pared than those with­out plans.

Take­away 4

Finan­cial advi­sors improve chances to be finan­cially prepared.

Source: Read the Man­ulife report here.


About Home­wood Health

Home­wood Health is the Cana­dian leader in men­tal health and addic­tion ser­vices. With over 130 years of expe­ri­ence, we achieve out­stand­ing out­comes every day through our national net­work of nearly 4,000 employ­ees and clin­i­cal experts, and through the Home­wood Health Cen­tre — one of Canada’s largest and lead­ing facil­i­ties for med­ical treat­ment of men­tal health and addic­tion dis­or­ders. Our com­plete suite of ser­vices includes orga­ni­za­tional well­ness, employee and fam­ily assis­tance pro­grams, assess­ments, out­pa­tient and inpa­tient treat­ment, recov­ery man­age­ment, return to work and fam­ily sup­port ser­vices, cus­tomized to meet the spe­cial­ized needs of indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions. Home­wood Health is redefin­ing men­tal health and addic­tion ser­vices to help Cana­di­ans live health­ier, more pro­duc­tive and more ful­fill­ing lives.

NOTE: The con­tent and opin­ions offered in Healthy Work­places blog posts do not nec­es­sar­ily reflect the for­mal stance of Home­wood Health, unless oth­er­wise iden­ti­fied. We bring this infor­ma­tion for­ward in the inter­ests of openly shar­ing val­ued infor­ma­tion in this time of fast-growing online con­ver­sa­tions and knowledge.

 

Canadians really love their beer!

Cana­di­ans really love their beer!

From the arti­cle: Cana­di­ans are drink­ing a lot com­pared to most of the world.

The World Health Orga­ni­za­tion released a report on global alco­hol con­sump­tion Mon­day and it con­tains a clear mes­sage about Cana­di­ans: we love beer.

Con­sump­tion of alco­hol is up slightly, with Cana­di­ans over the age of 15 con­sum­ing an aver­age of 10.2 litres of pure alco­hol per year in 2008–2010 vs. 9.8 litres in 2003–2005. The increase comes after a long period of decline in con­sump­tion, which peaked in the early 1980s.

Down­load the full report of WHO here.

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How can we help?

The Healthy Work­places blog is brought to you by Home­wood Human Solu­tions. We are part of Schlegel Health Care, a family-owned health care orga­ni­za­tion with a focus on men­tal health and addic­tions, employee and fam­ily assis­tance, dis­abil­ity man­age­ment, and long-term care for older adults. How can we help?

Home­wood Human Solutions

Nation­wide EFAP and Dis­abil­ity Pro­grams

Home­wood Human Solu­tions™ offers a one-of-a-kind approach to the mar­ket: the high­est qual­ity of clin­i­cal sup­port and inter­ven­tion avail­able within the EFAP indus­try, and an unmatched con­tin­uum of ser­vices — span­ning health pro­mo­tion, men­tal health and addic­tions treat­ment, and prevention-focused work-life coun­selling services.

Home­wood Dis­abil­ity Treat­ment Program

Effec­tive dis­abil­ity man­age­ment for men­tal ill­ness must go beyond “man­ag­ing” dis­abil­ity to include both inpa­tient and out­pa­tient treat­ment. Treat­ment goals must incor­po­rate strate­gies for suc­cess­ful work rein­te­gra­tion to min­i­mize recur­rence and relapse.

The Home­wood Dis­abil­ity Treat­ment Pro­gram (HDTP) com­bines the ser­vices avail­able through the Home­wood Health Cen­tre – a nation­ally rec­og­nized men­tal health and addic­tion treat­ment cen­tre with the best national net­work of skilled men­tal health and addic­tion treat­ment pro­fes­sion­als through Home­wood Human Solu­tionsTM.

Home­wood Health Centre

Nation­ally rec­og­nized men­tal health and addic­tion facil­i­ties

Home­wood Health Cen­tre is Canada’s unsur­passed med­ical leader in addic­tion and men­tal health treat­ment, pro­vid­ing highly spe­cial­ized psy­chi­atric ser­vices to all Cana­di­ans. We are a 312-bed, Sched­ule 1 facil­ity under the Ontario Men­tal Health Act. We oper­ate nine pro­grams treat­ing a range of men­tal health and addic­tion issues.

Home­wood Health Cen­tre is located in Guelph, Ontario.

Schlegel Vil­lages

Con­tin­uum of care facil­i­ties for older adults (long-term care and retire­ment homes)

Schlegel Vil­lages are designed, built and man­aged by the Schlegel fam­ily of Kitch­ener, Ontario. Our motto: “It Takes a Vil­lage to Care” lives on.

Cana­dian owned and oper­ated, our Vil­lages ben­e­fit from the Schlegel fam­ily hav­ing over 40 years of direct expe­ri­ence co-owning, man­ag­ing and oper­at­ing Long Term Care and Retire­ment Com­mu­ni­ties in Ontario. There are eleven Schlegel Vil­lages hous­ing approx­i­mately 2500 seniors. Each Vil­lage has a Long Term Care com­po­nent, with Full Ser­vice Retire­ment Liv­ing, Assisted Care, Mem­ory Care and Inde­pen­dent Liv­ing options being added in stages. The first Schlegel Vil­lage opened in 1998 in Guelph.

Have you vis­ited our Pin­ter­est site? We have many, many more info­graph­ics to peruse. Have a look here!

We’re on Google Plus!

NOTE: The con­tent and opin­ions offered in Healthy Work­places blog posts do not nec­es­sar­ily reflect the for­mal stance of Home­wood Human Solu­tions, unless oth­er­wise iden­ti­fied. We bring this infor­ma­tion for­ward in the inter­ests of openly shar­ing val­ued infor­ma­tion in this time of fast-growing online con­ver­sa­tions and knowledge.

 

Federal executives plead for assistance with stress and depression

The Asso­ci­a­tion of Pro­fes­sional Exec­u­tives of the Pub­lic Ser­vice of Canada (APEX) is urg­ing the gov­ern­ment to adopt the Men­tal Health Commission’s national stan­dard for psy­cho­log­i­cal health and safety in the work­place, along with ways to mea­sure progress in pro­mot­ing men­tal health in the pub­lic service.

This plea comes in the wake of APEX’s most recent study of the health of the government’s 6,560 exec­u­tives which is a sur­pris­ing reminder of how psy­cho­log­i­cally and phys­i­cally chal­leng­ing a work­place envi­ron­ment lack­ing psy­cho­log­i­cal health strate­gies can be:

  • the work­place was mak­ing some of 6500 of the government’s exec­u­tives sick;
  • the orga­ni­za­tional com­mit­ment of these exec­u­tives is on the decline;
  • 32% of exec­u­tives are dis­en­gaged, feel­ing dis­con­nected from their work and unable to deal with the jobs’ demands;
  • the exec­u­tives are more stressed than 75 per cent of Canadians;
  • the exec­u­tives feel they have lit­tle con­trol over their work, receive lit­tle sup­port from col­leagues and super­vi­sors and get scant recog­ni­tion for their efforts;
  • com­plaints abounded about inci­vil­ity in the work­place and harass­ing bosses;
  • approx­i­mately 25% of the exec­u­tives reported symp­toms of burnout, rang­ing from emo­tional exhaus­tion to cyn­i­cism and a declin­ing sense of accom­plish­ment and usefulness.

APEX made its rec­om­men­da­tions to Privy Coun­cil Clerk Wayne Wouters, who launched his Blue­print 2020 a year ago for input on the future pub­lic ser­vice. His final report, called Des­ti­na­tion 2020, is expected soon.

Lisanne Lacroix, APEX’s chief exec­u­tive offi­cer, said the orga­ni­za­tional health of depart­ments and agen­cies is crit­i­cal to the psy­cho­log­i­cal health of employ­ees. She said unman­aged work stress has a “neg­a­tive impact” on the health of employ­ees, which in turn affects the effec­tive­ness and pro­duc­tiv­ity of organizations.

For more, read the source: Ottawa Cit­i­zen

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How can we help?

The Healthy Work­places blog is brought to you by Home­wood Health. We are part of Schlegel Health Care, a family-owned health care orga­ni­za­tion with a focus on men­tal health and addic­tions, employee and fam­ily assis­tance, dis­abil­ity man­age­ment, and long-term care for older adults. How can we help?

Home­wood Human Solutions

Nation­wide EFAP and Dis­abil­ity Pro­grams

Home­wood Human Solu­tions™ offers a one-of-a-kind approach to the mar­ket: the high­est qual­ity of clin­i­cal sup­port and inter­ven­tion avail­able within the EFAP indus­try, and an unmatched con­tin­uum of ser­vices — span­ning health pro­mo­tion, men­tal health and addic­tions treat­ment, and prevention-focused work-life coun­selling services.

Home­wood Dis­abil­ity Treat­ment Program

Effec­tive dis­abil­ity man­age­ment for men­tal ill­ness must go beyond “man­ag­ing” dis­abil­ity to include both inpa­tient and out­pa­tient treat­ment. Treat­ment goals must incor­po­rate strate­gies for suc­cess­ful work rein­te­gra­tion to min­i­mize recur­rence and relapse.

The Home­wood Dis­abil­ity Treat­ment Pro­gram (HDTP) com­bines the ser­vices avail­able through the Home­wood Health Cen­tre – a nation­ally rec­og­nized men­tal health and addic­tion treat­ment cen­tre with the best national net­work of skilled men­tal health and addic­tion treat­ment pro­fes­sion­als through Home­wood Human Solu­tionsTM.

Home­wood Health Centre

Nation­ally rec­og­nized men­tal health and addic­tion facil­i­ties

Home­wood Health Cen­tre is Canada’s unsur­passed med­ical leader in addic­tion and men­tal health treat­ment, pro­vid­ing highly spe­cial­ized psy­chi­atric ser­vices to all Cana­di­ans. We are a 312-bed, Sched­ule 1 facil­ity under the Ontario Men­tal Health Act. We oper­ate nine pro­grams treat­ing a range of men­tal health and addic­tion issues.

Home­wood Health Cen­tre is located in Guelph, Ontario.

Schlegel Vil­lages

Con­tin­uum of care facil­i­ties for older adults (long-term care and retire­ment homes)

Schlegel Vil­lages are designed, built and man­aged by the Schlegel fam­ily of Kitch­ener, Ontario. Our motto: “It Takes a Vil­lage to Care” lives on.

Cana­dian owned and oper­ated, our Vil­lages ben­e­fit from the Schlegel fam­ily hav­ing over 40 years of direct expe­ri­ence co-owning, man­ag­ing and oper­at­ing Long Term Care and Retire­ment Com­mu­ni­ties in Ontario. There are eleven Schlegel Vil­lages hous­ing approx­i­mately 2500 seniors. Each Vil­lage has a Long Term Care com­po­nent, with Full Ser­vice Retire­ment Liv­ing, Assisted Care, Mem­ory Care and Inde­pen­dent Liv­ing options being added in stages. The first Schlegel Vil­lage opened in 1998 in Guelph.

Have you vis­ited our Pin­ter­est site? We have many, many more info­graph­ics to peruse. Have a look here!

We’re on Google Plus!

NOTE: The con­tent and opin­ions offered in Healthy Work­places blog posts do not nec­es­sar­ily reflect the for­mal stance of Home­wood Human Solu­tions, unless oth­er­wise iden­ti­fied. We bring this infor­ma­tion for­ward in the inter­ests of openly shar­ing val­ued infor­ma­tion in this time of fast-growing online con­ver­sa­tions and knowledge.

 

In the news: Trends in Mental Health and Addictions

MENTAL HEALTH

Skep­ti­cism greets resump­tion of talks to reduce sui­cide toll Canada.com. Decem­ber 23, 2013

Pref­er­ences for Men­tal Health Treat­ment Options among Alaska Native Col­lege Stu­dents Amer­i­can Indian and Alaska Native Men­tal Health Research, 2013

Pedophilia Is A Sex­ual Ori­en­ta­tion, Cana­dian Experts Say  Oppos­ing View. Decem­ber 24, 2013

Mar­t­inuk: Sui­cide pre­ven­tion plans at odds with right to die Cal­gary Her­ald. Jan­u­ary 3, 2014

ADDICTION

Sur­vey shows increased drug use by P.E.I. stu­dents The Guardian — Decem­ber 19, 2013

B.C. strug­gles with how to treat the most severe of men­tally ill drug addicts Bran­don Sun. Decem­ber 27, 2013

No more hang­overs? New ‘alco­hol sur­ro­gate’ comes with anti­dote that can make you sober again in min­utes National Post — Decem­ber 30, 2013

Alco­hol abuse pro­grams in B.C., Ams­ter­dam use mod­er­a­tion  Man­aged alco­hol pro­grams give beer, wine, spir­its as part of treat­ment
CBC News — Jan­u­ary 6, 2014

Doc­tors should screen all adult patients for binge drink­ing: CDC report CTV News — Jan­u­ary 7, 2014

Drug and alco­hol abuse high among Yukon min­ers Alaska Dis­patch — Jan­u­ary 7, 2014

Canada’s pre­scrip­tion opi­oid cri­sis
Healthy Debate — Jan­u­ary 9, 2014

Dan­ger­ous new methadone 24 Hours Van­cou­ver — Jan­u­ary 11, 2014

Abbots­ford to review ban on harm-reduction ser­vices Globe and Mail — Jan­u­ary 13, 2014

Prince Edward Island men­tal health ser­vices stretched The Guardian Char­lot­te­town ? Jan­u­ary 7, 2014

WORKPLACE

Work­place well­ness pro­grams can cut chronic ill­ness costs

Man­ag­ing employ­ees with men­tal health issues: Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of con­cep­tual and pro­ce­dural knowl­edge for devel­op­ment within man­age­ment edu­ca­tion cur­ric­ula. A Mar­tin, M Woods, S Dawkins — Acad­emy of Man­age­ment Learn­ing & Edu­ca­tion, 2014

RESEARCH / HEALTH

‘Rage dis­or­der’ may be treat­able with Aspirin, study sug­gests Canada.com  Decem­ber 30, 2013

Cana­dian Net­work to Pro­duce a Top 10 List of New and Emerg­ing Health Tech­nolo­gies in Canada CNW Jan­u­ary 8, 2014

Ket­a­mine acts as anti­de­pres­sant by boost­ing sero­tonin EurekAlert! — Jan­u­ary 7, 2014

One Ques­tion May Gauge Sever­ity of Unhealthy Drug, Alco­hol Use Sci­ence Daily — Jan­u­ary 13, 2013

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How can we help?

The Healthy Work­places blog is brought to you by Home­wood Human Solu­tions. We are part of Schlegel Health Care, a family-owned health care orga­ni­za­tion with a focus on men­tal health and addic­tions, employee and fam­ily assis­tance, dis­abil­ity man­age­ment, and long-term care for older adults. How can we help?

Home­wood Human Solutions

Nation­wide EFAP and Dis­abil­ity Pro­grams

Home­wood Human Solu­tions™ offers a one-of-a-kind approach to the mar­ket: the high­est qual­ity of clin­i­cal sup­port and inter­ven­tion avail­able within the EFAP indus­try, and an unmatched con­tin­uum of ser­vices — span­ning health pro­mo­tion, men­tal health and addic­tions treat­ment, and prevention-focused work-life coun­selling services.

Home­wood Dis­abil­ity Treat­ment Program

Effec­tive dis­abil­ity man­age­ment for men­tal ill­ness must go beyond “man­ag­ing” dis­abil­ity to include both inpa­tient and out­pa­tient treat­ment. Treat­ment goals must incor­po­rate strate­gies for suc­cess­ful work rein­te­gra­tion to min­i­mize recur­rence and relapse.

The Home­wood Dis­abil­ity Treat­ment Pro­gram (HDTP) com­bines the ser­vices avail­able through the Home­wood Health Cen­tre – a nation­ally rec­og­nized men­tal health and addic­tion treat­ment cen­tre with the best national net­work of skilled men­tal health and addic­tion treat­ment pro­fes­sion­als through Home­wood Human Solu­tionsTM.

Home­wood Health Centre

Nation­ally rec­og­nized men­tal health and addic­tion facil­i­ties

Home­wood Health Cen­tre is Canada’s unsur­passed med­ical leader in addic­tion and men­tal health treat­ment, pro­vid­ing highly spe­cial­ized psy­chi­atric ser­vices to all Cana­di­ans. We are a 312-bed, Sched­ule 1 facil­ity under the Ontario Men­tal Health Act. We oper­ate nine pro­grams treat­ing a range of men­tal health and addic­tion issues.

Home­wood Health Cen­tre is located in Guelph, Ontario.

Schlegel Vil­lages

Con­tin­uum of care facil­i­ties for older adults (long-term care and retire­ment homes)

Schlegel Vil­lages are designed, built and man­aged by the Schlegel fam­ily of Kitch­ener, Ontario. Our motto: “It Takes a Vil­lage to Care” lives on.

Cana­dian owned and oper­ated, our Vil­lages ben­e­fit from the Schlegel fam­ily hav­ing over 40 years of direct expe­ri­ence co-owning, man­ag­ing and oper­at­ing Long Term Care and Retire­ment Com­mu­ni­ties in Ontario. There are eleven Schlegel Vil­lages hous­ing approx­i­mately 2500 seniors. Each Vil­lage has a Long Term Care com­po­nent, with Full Ser­vice Retire­ment Liv­ing, Assisted Care, Mem­ory Care and Inde­pen­dent Liv­ing options being added in stages. The first Schlegel Vil­lage opened in 1998 in Guelph.

Have you vis­ited our Pin­ter­est site? We have many, many more info­graph­ics to peruse. Have a look here!

We’re on Google Plus!

NOTE: The con­tent and opin­ions offered in Healthy Work­places blog posts do not nec­es­sar­ily reflect the for­mal stance of Home­wood Human Solu­tions, unless oth­er­wise iden­ti­fied. We bring this infor­ma­tion for­ward in the inter­ests of openly shar­ing val­ued infor­ma­tion in this time of fast-growing online con­ver­sa­tions and knowledge.

 

DSM-5: An interesting angle on the debate

Read­ers who have fol­lowed are blog will be well famil­iar with the debates, issues, updates, and details of the DSM-5 that we have been pub­lish­ing since its first pre-publication announcement.

The linked edi­to­r­ial will be of inter­est to any­one want­ing to know more about some of the goings-on behind the scenes, with respect to the con­flict and debates. Very englightening.

The edi­to­r­ial also offers a valu­able per­spec­tive on the ‘new’ dimen­sional direc­tion for the diag­nos­tic sys­tem model.

Click here, sit back, and be pre­pared to read some (hope­fully) informed opinions.

 

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How can we help?

The Healthy Work­places blog is brought to you by Home­wood Human Solu­tions. We are part of Schlegel Health Care, a family-owned health care orga­ni­za­tion with a focus on men­tal health and addic­tions, employee and fam­ily assis­tance, dis­abil­ity man­age­ment, and long-term care for older adults. How can we help?

Home­wood Human Solutions

Nation­wide EFAP and Dis­abil­ity Pro­grams

Home­wood Human Solu­tions™ offers a one-of-a-kind approach to the mar­ket: the high­est qual­ity of clin­i­cal sup­port and inter­ven­tion avail­able within the EFAP indus­try, and an unmatched con­tin­uum of ser­vices — span­ning health pro­mo­tion, men­tal health and addic­tions treat­ment, and prevention-focused work-life coun­selling services.

Home­wood Dis­abil­ity Treat­ment Program

Effec­tive dis­abil­ity man­age­ment for men­tal ill­ness must go beyond “man­ag­ing” dis­abil­ity to include both inpa­tient and out­pa­tient treat­ment. Treat­ment goals must incor­po­rate strate­gies for suc­cess­ful work rein­te­gra­tion to min­i­mize recur­rence and relapse.

The Home­wood Dis­abil­ity Treat­ment Pro­gram (HDTP) com­bines the ser­vices avail­able through the Home­wood Health Cen­tre – a nation­ally rec­og­nized men­tal health and addic­tion treat­ment cen­tre with the best national net­work of skilled men­tal health and addic­tion treat­ment pro­fes­sion­als through Home­wood Human Solu­tionsTM.

Home­wood Health Centre

Nation­ally rec­og­nized men­tal health and addic­tion facil­i­ties

Home­wood Health Cen­tre is Canada’s unsur­passed med­ical leader in addic­tion and men­tal health treat­ment, pro­vid­ing highly spe­cial­ized psy­chi­atric ser­vices to all Cana­di­ans. We are a 312-bed, Sched­ule 1 facil­ity under the Ontario Men­tal Health Act. We oper­ate nine pro­grams treat­ing a range of men­tal health and addic­tion issues.

Home­wood Health Cen­tre is located in Guelph, Ontario.

Schlegel Vil­lages

Con­tin­uum of care facil­i­ties for older adults (long-term care and retire­ment homes)

Schlegel Vil­lages are designed, built and man­aged by the Schlegel fam­ily of Kitch­ener, Ontario. Our motto: “It Takes a Vil­lage to Care” lives on.

Cana­dian owned and oper­ated, our Vil­lages ben­e­fit from the Schlegel fam­ily hav­ing over 40 years of direct expe­ri­ence co-owning, man­ag­ing and oper­at­ing Long Term Care and Retire­ment Com­mu­ni­ties in Ontario. There are eleven Schlegel Vil­lages hous­ing approx­i­mately 2500 seniors. Each Vil­lage has a Long Term Care com­po­nent, with Full Ser­vice Retire­ment Liv­ing, Assisted Care, Mem­ory Care and Inde­pen­dent Liv­ing options being added in stages. The first Schlegel Vil­lage opened in 1998 in Guelph.

Have you vis­ited our Pin­ter­est site? We have many, many more info­graph­ics to peruse. Have a look here!

We’re on Google Plus!

NOTE: The con­tent and opin­ions offered in Healthy Work­places blog posts do not nec­es­sar­ily reflect the for­mal stance of Home­wood Human Solu­tions, unless oth­er­wise iden­ti­fied. We bring this infor­ma­tion for­ward in the inter­ests of openly shar­ing val­ued infor­ma­tion in this time of fast-growing online con­ver­sa­tions and knowledge.

 

Will the mHealth market reach projections?

mHealth solu­tions have been dis­cussed since the end of the 90s and ini­tial pro­jec­tions of strong mar­ket uptake were very pos­i­tive (esti­mat­ing bil­lions of dol­lars of activity).

Early movers in the mHealth arena (2000 to 2008) based busi­ness mod­els on these early mar­ket esti­mates, but gen­er­ally made use of exist­ing PDAs and hand­held com­put­ers to deliver ser­vices.  But with a few excep­tions projects didn’t progress beyond the trial stage and the mHealth mar­ket never really took off. Since then, quite a few of the early mHealth solu­tion providers have dis­con­tin­ued their mHealth busi­ness altogether.

We are now wit­ness­ing a revi­tal­iza­tion of the race to dom­i­nate the mHealth mar­ket and even more opti­mistic mar­ket pro­jec­tions are being reported. Why the sud­den revitalization?

1. The launch of Apple’s app store in 2008 saw a quick and assertive dom­i­nance of the  smart­phone appli­ca­tion mar­ket. Since then, a num­ber of play­ers have built sim­i­lar app store solu­tions, attempt­ing to aggres­sively pur­sue and dom­i­nate Apple’s lead­ing position.

2. Early mHealth solu­tion providers worked with lim­ited device capa­bil­i­ties requir­ing them to seek hard­ware part­ners to fur­ther develop the mobile device. Many of these fea­tures are now stan­dard on smart­phones (e.g. sensors).

3. ‘Reach’ (the num­ber of users in the mobile ‘audi­ence’) was far more lim­ited in the past than with today’s smart­phones (esti­mated to be 1 bil­lion in 2013).

4. The new smart­phone mar­ket model offers global reach with­out requir­ing tra­di­tional dis­tri­b­u­tion chan­nels (e.g. via health insur­ance providers, hospitals).

5. Smart­phone appli­ca­tions offer a bet­ter user expe­ri­ence (from dis­cov­er­ing the app to down­load­ing to billing, and to usage). Addi­tion­ally, user-centric designs have sim­pli­fied the tech­nol­ogy chal­lenges for one of the biggest tar­get groups for mHealth users: seniors.

6. Secu­rity and con­fi­den­tial­ity of infor­ma­tion in mHealth appli­ca­tions was pre­vi­ously unreg­u­lated (severely lim­ited uptake by health insur­ers, pro­fes­sion­als, hos­pi­tals, users, etc). The renewed growth of the mobile mar­ket for health appli­ca­tions is now accom­pa­nied by a com­men­su­rate growth of reg­u­la­tory guide­lines and gov­ern­ing bod­ies (e.g. FDA mobile appli­ca­tion reg­u­la­tions).

All indi­ca­tors bode pos­i­tive for the mHealth mar­ket and we look for­ward to the excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties, and solu­tions, that this renewed activ­ity generate.

 

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How can we help?

The Healthy Work­places blog is brought to you by Home­wood Human Solu­tions. We are part of Schlegel Health Care, a family-owned health care orga­ni­za­tion with a focus on men­tal health and addic­tions, employee and fam­ily assis­tance, dis­abil­ity man­age­ment, and long-term care for older adults. How can we help?

Home­wood Human Solutions

Nation­wide EFAP and Dis­abil­ity Pro­grams

Home­wood Human Solu­tions™ offers a one-of-a-kind approach to the mar­ket: the high­est qual­ity of clin­i­cal sup­port and inter­ven­tion avail­able within the EFAP indus­try, and an unmatched con­tin­uum of ser­vices — span­ning health pro­mo­tion, men­tal health and addic­tions treat­ment, and prevention-focused work-life coun­selling services.

Home­wood Dis­abil­ity Treat­ment Program

Effec­tive dis­abil­ity man­age­ment for men­tal ill­ness must go beyond “man­ag­ing” dis­abil­ity to include both inpa­tient and out­pa­tient treat­ment. Treat­ment goals must incor­po­rate strate­gies for suc­cess­ful work rein­te­gra­tion to min­i­mize recur­rence and relapse.

The Home­wood Dis­abil­ity Treat­ment Pro­gram (HDTP) com­bines the ser­vices avail­able through the Home­wood Health Cen­tre – a nation­ally rec­og­nized men­tal health and addic­tion treat­ment cen­tre with the best national net­work of skilled men­tal health and addic­tion treat­ment pro­fes­sion­als through Home­wood Human Solu­tionsTM.

Home­wood Health Centre

Nation­ally rec­og­nized men­tal health and addic­tion facil­i­ties

Home­wood Health Cen­tre is Canada’s unsur­passed med­ical leader in addic­tion and men­tal health treat­ment, pro­vid­ing highly spe­cial­ized psy­chi­atric ser­vices to all Cana­di­ans. We are a 312-bed, Sched­ule 1 facil­ity under the Ontario Men­tal Health Act. We oper­ate nine pro­grams treat­ing a range of men­tal health and addic­tion issues.

Home­wood Health Cen­tre is located in Guelph, Ontario.

Schlegel Vil­lages

Con­tin­uum of care facil­i­ties for older adults (long-term care and retire­ment homes)

Schlegel Vil­lages are designed, built and man­aged by the Schlegel fam­ily of Kitch­ener, Ontario. Our motto: “It Takes a Vil­lage to Care” lives on.

Cana­dian owned and oper­ated, our Vil­lages ben­e­fit from the Schlegel fam­ily hav­ing over 40 years of direct expe­ri­ence co-owning, man­ag­ing and oper­at­ing Long Term Care and Retire­ment Com­mu­ni­ties in Ontario. There are eleven Schlegel Vil­lages hous­ing approx­i­mately 2500 seniors. Each Vil­lage has a Long Term Care com­po­nent, with Full Ser­vice Retire­ment Liv­ing, Assisted Care, Mem­ory Care and Inde­pen­dent Liv­ing options being added in stages. The first Schlegel Vil­lage opened in 1998 in Guelph.

Have you vis­ited our Pin­ter­est site? We have many, many more info­graph­ics to peruse. Have a look here!

We’re on Google Plus!

NOTE: The con­tent and opin­ions offered in Healthy Work­places blog posts do not nec­es­sar­ily reflect the for­mal stance of Home­wood Human Solu­tions, unless oth­er­wise iden­ti­fied. We bring this infor­ma­tion for­ward in the inter­ests of openly shar­ing val­ued infor­ma­tion in this time of fast-growing online con­ver­sa­tions and knowledge.

 


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Stigma surrounding mental illness major barrier for employment: Aspiring Workforce Report

It is a num­ber both notable and at the same time dis­turb­ing. And a clear call to action: 90%.

Ninety-percent of Cana­di­ans with seri­ous men­tal ill­nesses are unem­ployed due largely to prej­u­dice about their con­di­tions — a star­tling state of affairs that costs the Cana­dian econ­omy an esti­mated $50 bil­lion a year, accord­ing to “The Aspir­ing Work­force: Employ­ment and Income For Peo­ple With Seri­ous Men­tal Illness”

The report, avail­able through www.mentalhealthcommission.ca or our media library (attached), delves into the chal­lenges fac­ing those Cana­di­ans, tar­get­ing all lev­els of gov­ern­ment, busi­nesses, policy-makers and the not-for-profit sec­tor in addi­tion to the atti­tudes of Cana­di­ans them­selves towards those who suf­fer from men­tal ill­ness. The report was com­mis­sioned by the Men­tal Health Com­mis­sion of Canada and con­ducted by the Cen­tre for Addic­tion and Men­tal Health, the Uni­ver­sity of Toronto and Queen’s University.

This report rep­re­sents hope, it really does, for many peo­ple who are voice­less,” Patrick Dion, vice-chairman of the com­mis­sion, said in an interview.

It’s aston­ish­ing that 90 per cent of the men­tally ill are unem­ployed. Our lives are a three-legged stool — a home, a job and a friend — and so if that job leg isn’t there, the jour­ney to recov­ery is made that much more difficult.”

In its exec­u­tive sum­mary, the Aspir­ing Work­force report urges:

  • a “national pro­gram of action to change this sit­u­a­tion. There are effec­tive ways to increase employ­ment; this is a prob­lem that has solutions.”
  • early inter­ven­tion, not­ing that the longer some­one spends away from the work­force, the more dif­fi­cult it is for them to get back to work.
  • urg­ing gov­ern­ments to remove dis­in­cen­tives to return to work, not­ing that those receiv­ing dis­abil­ity pay­ments often fear leav­ing those pro­grams because their finan­cial sit­u­a­tion might become pre­car­i­ous, and could even worsen, by return­ing to work.

Dion calls this lat­ter rec­om­men­da­tion the most cru­cial part of the report.

Imag­ine get­ting into the para­dox of hav­ing employ­ment pro­grams that may pro­vide you with your drug ben­e­fits and care around your men­tal health, and they get clawed back because you’re mak­ing money that still leaves you mar­gin­ally below the poverty line,” he said.

If provin­cial gov­ern­ments across the coun­try were to move in uni­son to pro­vide adapt­abil­ity on those types of pro­grams, that would cer­tainly pro­vide a whole lot more hope and a whole lot more employment.”

It’s my hope that all lev­els of gov­ern­ment will give care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion to these rec­om­men­da­tions because there’s lots that can be done eas­ily, and wouldn’t nec­es­sar­ily come at great expense,” he said.

Reduc­ing the eco­nomic costs of men­tal illness

Approx­i­mately $28.8 bil­lion is also spent every year in pub­lic dis­abil­ity income sup­port for peo­ple with men­tal ill­ness; the report argues that increas­ing employ­ment will dra­mat­i­cally reduce those costs.The report found that work­ing improves the lives of the men­tally ill while reduc­ing the eco­nomic costs. Peo­ple with men­tal ill­ness who work, for exam­ple, use far fewer hos­pi­tal and other health ser­vices than those who are unemployed.

Every­one is a win­ner if we make the right changes,” the report states. “No coun­try can now afford to have pro­duc­tive cit­i­zens sit­ting idle because of poorly designed health and social programs.”

Themes of the Aspir­ing Work­force Report

Below are some of the major themes cov­ered in the report.

Sup­ported Employment

Sup­ported employ­ment is pro­vided by trained pro­fes­sion­als, who assist peo­ple in find­ing work that they are inter­ested in doing. This group of pro­fes­sion­als con­tin­ues to give sup­port to the per­son once they are employed.

Sup­ported employ­ment works – what’s needed now is to get it work­ing for even more Cana­di­ans. Access to sup­ported employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties is lim­ited; more fund­ing and research are required.

Provin­cial Dis­abil­ity Programs

Dis­abil­ity pro­grams can act as a dis­in­cen­tive to becom­ing employed. Once peo­ple begin to work, their dis­abil­ity income may be clawed back and their health care ben­e­fits lost. And if they need to stop work­ing, it can take a long time to undo the effects that work­ing has caused on their ben­e­fit eli­gi­bil­ity, leav­ing them in a pre­car­i­ous finan­cial situation.

Sig­nif­i­cant pol­icy changes are needed to cre­ate dis­abil­ity pro­grams that pro­vide incen­tives for return­ing to work, yet remain as a safety net for those who do become employed or main­tain their employment.

Social Busi­nesses

Social busi­nesses are an inno­v­a­tive approach to cre­at­ing employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple liv­ing with seri­ous men­tal ill­nesses. While mar­ket­ing goods and ser­vices to the Cana­dian pub­lic, these com­mer­cial ven­tures are also help­ing to increase the pro­file of the AW as a pop­u­la­tion that can make a mean­ing­ful con­tri­bu­tion to our econ­omy and to Cana­dian society.

There are approx­i­mately 100 social busi­nesses oper­at­ing across Canada, but with a for­mal orga­niz­ing struc­ture to pro­mote com­mu­ni­ca­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tion among them, social busi­nesses could be fur­ther devel­oped to ben­e­fit even more Canadians.

The devel­op­ment of such a net­work is just one way to advance the growth of social busi­nesses, but every solu­tion will require an invest­ment of fund­ing and resources.

Leg­isla­tive Model

The cur­rent Cana­dian pol­icy envi­ron­ment often links dis­abil­ity with exclu­sion. Many dis­abil­ity pro­grams draw a defin­ing line between those who can work and those who can­not, with­out cre­at­ing space for those with inter­mit­tent work abil­ity — com­mon for peo­ple liv­ing with episodic men­tal illnesses.

Dis­abil­ity income sup­port pro­grams were not designed with men­tal ill­nesses in mind, but pol­icy reforms in a num­ber of coun­tries have led to improved work­force out­comes for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties – we know this can be done.

Imple­ment­ing change suc­cess­fully here in Canada will require col­lab­o­ra­tion by all sec­tors, includ­ing gov­ern­ment, men­tal health part­ners, employ­ers, and society.

Aspir­ing Work­force Report: Sup­ported Income

Work­place Know-How

To help over­come the employ­ment chal­lenges that exist for the AW, one strat­egy is to improve work­place know-how. This is the knowl­edge, skills and strate­gies for cre­at­ing a work­ing life, includ­ing get­ting and main­tain­ing a job, along with ongo­ing career and edu­ca­tional development.

Sup­port­ing the AW, with the con­tex­tual knowl­edge and self-management strate­gies that will help peo­ple to best suc­ceed at work, is an impor­tant piece of the employ­ment puzzle.

Aspir­ing Work­force Report: Work­place Know-How

Resources

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How can we help?

The Healthy Work­places blog is brought to you by Home­wood Human Solu­tions. We are part of Schlegel Health Care, a family-owned health care orga­ni­za­tion with a focus on men­tal health and addic­tions, employee and fam­ily assis­tance, dis­abil­ity man­age­ment, and long-term care for older adults. How can we help?

Home­wood Human Solutions

Nation­wide EFAP and Dis­abil­ity Pro­grams

Home­wood Human Solu­tions™ offers a one-of-a-kind approach to the mar­ket: the high­est qual­ity of clin­i­cal sup­port and inter­ven­tion avail­able within the EFAP indus­try, and an unmatched con­tin­uum of ser­vices — span­ning health pro­mo­tion, men­tal health and addic­tions treat­ment, and prevention-focused work-life coun­selling services.

Home­wood Dis­abil­ity Treat­ment Program

Effec­tive dis­abil­ity man­age­ment for men­tal ill­ness must go beyond “man­ag­ing” dis­abil­ity to include both inpa­tient and out­pa­tient treat­ment. Treat­ment goals must incor­po­rate strate­gies for suc­cess­ful work rein­te­gra­tion to min­i­mize recur­rence and relapse.

The Home­wood Dis­abil­ity Treat­ment Pro­gram (HDTP) com­bines the ser­vices avail­able through the Home­wood Health Cen­tre – a nation­ally rec­og­nized men­tal health and addic­tion treat­ment cen­tre with the best national net­work of skilled men­tal health and addic­tion treat­ment pro­fes­sion­als through Home­wood Human Solu­tionsTM.

Home­wood Health Centre

Nation­ally rec­og­nized men­tal health and addic­tion facil­i­ties

Home­wood Health Cen­tre is Canada’s unsur­passed med­ical leader in addic­tion and men­tal health treat­ment, pro­vid­ing highly spe­cial­ized psy­chi­atric ser­vices to all Cana­di­ans. We are a 312-bed, Sched­ule 1 facil­ity under the Ontario Men­tal Health Act. We oper­ate nine pro­grams treat­ing a range of men­tal health and addic­tion issues.

Home­wood Health Cen­tre is located in Guelph, Ontario.

Schlegel Vil­lages

Con­tin­uum of care facil­i­ties for older adults (long-term care and retire­ment homes)

Schlegel Vil­lages are designed, built and man­aged by the Schlegel fam­ily of Kitch­ener, Ontario. Our motto: “It Takes a Vil­lage to Care” lives on.

Cana­dian owned and oper­ated, our Vil­lages ben­e­fit from the Schlegel fam­ily hav­ing over 40 years of direct expe­ri­ence co-owning, man­ag­ing and oper­at­ing Long Term Care and Retire­ment Com­mu­ni­ties in Ontario. There are eleven Schlegel Vil­lages hous­ing approx­i­mately 2500 seniors. Each Vil­lage has a Long Term Care com­po­nent, with Full Ser­vice Retire­ment Liv­ing, Assisted Care, Mem­ory Care and Inde­pen­dent Liv­ing options being added in stages. The first Schlegel Vil­lage opened in 1998 in Guelph.

Have you vis­ited our Pin­ter­est site? We have many, many more info­graph­ics to peruse. Have a look here!

We’re on Google Plus!

NOTE: The con­tent and opin­ions offered in Healthy Work­places blog posts do not nec­es­sar­ily reflect the for­mal stance of Home­wood Human Solu­tions, unless oth­er­wise iden­ti­fied. We bring this infor­ma­tion for­ward in the inter­ests of openly shar­ing val­ued infor­ma­tion in this time of fast-growing online con­ver­sa­tions and knowledge.