How to Support Women’s Mental Health in the Workplace
How employers can better support women’s mental health in the workplace

Published by Room For Her

Published on March 7, 2022

Over 100,000 Canadian women left the workforce between Feb 2020 and March 2021 of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many factors have contributed to this exodus – including the pressures of balancing motherhood with work and limited childcare options and being overrepresented in frontline work. 

Queer mental health activist Faye Johnstone discusses these challenges and how employers can better support women’s mental health in the workplace with Inkblot Therapy’s VP of Clinical Services Dr. Rachel Toledano, CEO of Mental Health Research Canada Akela Peoples and Wendy Cukier, Founder of the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University.

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