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A new way to bully the bullies – Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health has been at the forefront of many conversations this week as Bell Canada has reported on the results of the ‘Bell Let’s Talk’ campaign. The campaign has a goal – like many of these corporate initiatives – to raise money…

The Benefits of Having a Mentor

Coaching and mentorship are two popular concepts that are used interchangeably quite often.  And while there are similarities, they are not the same thing.  Management and executive coaching seems to be quite in demand these days and…

Demand Stress and Depression in the Workplace

Delta Partners is pleased to present our newest white paper, Leadership and Engagement: Demand Stress and Depression. In this paper our president, Alcide DeGagné, discusses the impact of changing corporate culture and the effect…

Disability, Mental Health, and the Canadian Public Service

Today the Ottawa Citizen featured a front-page article, “PS disability claims soaring”. Its timely release dovetails nicely with our discussion in Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness in the Workplace, and also the issues discussed…

Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness in the Workplace

Mental illness affects people of all walks of life. Twenty percent of Canadians will experience it personally in their lifetime, which means that chances are everyone will know someone who has - or has dealt with - a mental illness. Even…

Wellness Works!

 You may be sceptical.  Does it work?  Can a workplace wellness program actually result in a return on investment?  Can you really change your employees’ behaviour and overall health and wellness? There are reasons to be sceptical.  The…

Is Work-Life Balance Beyond Our Reach?

How balanced are you when it comes to juggling work duties, family responsibilities (not just kids but also ageing parents), social life, physical fitness, walking the dog, hobbies, and the list goes on. When I worked in government…

Wellness Defined

What do we mean by wellness?  Merriam-Webster’s Eleventh Edition defines wellness as “the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal.” The National Wellness Institute defines wellness as “an active…

Show them Your Pearlie Whites - Improve Workplace Wellness with a Smile

Most people have heard that more facial muscles are used to frown than to smile — it’s something you might say to someone who seems unhappy to get them to “turn that frown upside down.” Without a doubt, smiling can have positive…