The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is highlighting the importance of good mental health in the workplace.

As October is recognized as Healthy Workplace Month, the health unit is reminding local organizations to support their staff’s mental health. Health Promotor Lisa van der Vinne says there is a strong business case to be made for implementing programs and policies to support workplace mental health.

She also says ensuring staff has good mental health will cut down on sick time. Van der Vinne says mental health is a bigger issue than you might think.

She says mental health is as important as physical health. To find out more, click here.