More training needed when it comes to mental health in the workplace
Shelley is a public servant who also suffers from PTSD. She knows very well the stress that many of her colleagues are going through, and how often the public service managers aren't quite ready to deal with it.
A new report from the National Managers Community backs that up. It says that mental illnesses remain the most frequent causes of new disability claims, and that managers want more support than what the Employment Assistance Program, or EAP, can offer.
One possible solution is a series of new mental health workshops being offered to public servants. Shelley has been pushing for years to have these in the workplace, after she returned to work after being diagnosed with PTSD, and people didn't know how to deal with her. She shared her story with us.