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Workplace mental health on the agenda for leaders in environmental sustainability

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Workplace mental health on the agenda for leaders in environmental sustainability

LifeWorks president and CEO speaks about the critical importance of investment in people’s mental health

LifeWorks, a leading provider of digital and in-person total wellbeing solutions, presented its newest offering at the Corporate Knights 2022 Corporate Citizens Gala, an event honouring Canada’s top corporate citizens.

LifeWorks president and chief executive officer, Stephen Liptrap, spoke at the Corporate Knights 2022 Corporate Citizens Gala yesterday evening. The Gala recognizes Canada’s Best 50 corporate citizens based on an assessment of nearly 7,000 public companies with revenue over US$1 billion.

While congratulating this elite group, Mr. Liptrap highlighted workplace mental health as critical and increasingly important to corporate responsibility, as well business performance. In particular, he noted the parallels between the imperative regarding the environment, and the imperative regarding people and their mental health and wellbeing.

Attendees of the event received a complimentary LifeWorks Workplace Strategy Index for Mental Health, LifeWorks’ newest organizational service tool. The Index helps organizations assess and benchmark its policies, practices, and behaviours, in key areas that are common among established workplace mental health frameworks. With the Index, organizations can identify strengths and gaps in workplace mental health. The Index also provides guidance toward improvement. LifeWorks Workplace Strategy Index for Mental Health is currently broadly available through LifeWorks. The 50 top corporate citizens were specifically invited given their leadership in corporate responsibility.

Comments from president and chief executive officer, Stephen Liptrap
“Both the environment and people’s mental health were taken for granted in the past. We now know that such inattention has dire long-term consequences. We have also seen that doing the right things for both people and the planet is aligned with better business performance. In our people powered economy, an organization’s actions and investments in the mental health of their people will increasingly be a differentiator of the same or great weight, and their actions relate to the environment. We recognized that organizations needed evidence-based guidance in this area, which is why we invested in the development of the LifeWorks Workplace Strategy Index for Mental Health.”

About LifeWorks
LifeWorks is a world leader in providing digital and in-person solutions that support the total wellbeing of individuals – mental, physical, financial and social. As the trusted leader in mental health and wellbeing, LifeWorks delivers a personalized continuum of care that helps our clients improve the lives of their people and by doing so, improve their business. Guided by our purpose to improve lives and improve business, we help our clients improve the wellbeing of their people, we help them improve workforce engagement and productivity, thereby improving the performance of our clients’ organizations. LifeWorks is a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: LWRK). The Company has approximately 7,000 employees, 25,000 clients, and serves 36 million individuals and their families around in more than 160 countries.



Jennifer Farr
Kaiser & Partners

Source: LifeWorks