TORONTO, ON -- (October 24, 2017) - Homewood Health is pleased to announce its continued support of efforts to address PTSD in the workplace. Homewood Health was a lead sponsor of last week’s Schedule 2 Employers Group Conference, an annual gathering of industry professionals from across Ontario focused on workplace wellness, health and safety, workers’ compensation and disability management.
The Director of Trauma Services for Homewood Health, Stacey Ferland joined Toni Harrington, Director of Specialized Services for Homewood to present insights on trauma support in the workplace based on Homewood Health’s pioneering treatment programs that began at the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph and have continued at The Homewood Clinics in Mississauga, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Montreal.
“Looking at research coming out of our national medical clinics and Health Centre, we see a real need for increased attention and support for PTSD in the workplace,” noted Stacey Ferland. “Ontario has made significant progress in delivering provincial support for individuals struggling with post-traumatic stress and other trauma related conditions, and Canadians across the country could benefit from similar levels of support.”
Reducing productivity loss through absenteeism is important to employers Toni Harrington pointed out.
“Providing employees with professional support to manage PTSD, anxiety, depression and substance use disorders is both compassionate and makes good economic sense,” Harrington said.
Homewood Health is Canada’s leader in treating addictions, trauma and other mental illnesses.
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Homewood Health is Canada's leader in mental health, trauma and addiction services. With over 135 years of experience, we achieve outstanding outcomes every day through our national network of over 4,500 local employees and clinical experts, The Homewood Clinics, 360⁰dtx, and through the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph, ON – one of Canada's largest and leading facilities for medical treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Homewood Health offers Canada's only complete continuum of mental health and addiction treatment services. We support individuals and their families, employers and organizations, insurers, and medical professionals with a full suite of outcome-focused services for prevention, assessment, treatment, return-to-work, and ongoing recovery management.
Cherie Payne, BA, LL.B | Director of Communications
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