Two-fifths (40 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’ve taken time off work in the last five years due to mental-health concerns, according to a new survey by wellness benefits provider Heal-3 and the Future Skills Centre.

The survey, which polled more than 500 workers, found among respondents who took time off for mental-health reasons, 80 per cent said job demands and their work environment were the primary causes of mental-health related absenteeism.

Nearly two-thirds said family-related pressures (63 per cent) and financial concerns (62 per cent) have affected their mental health. Indeed, nearly half (48 per cent) said their earnings were inadequate to keep up with inflation, while nearly a third (30 per cent) said they’re concerned their retirement savings are insufficient.


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