IBAS, Hospitality Saskatchewan team up to provide new mental health resources to tourism and restaurant workers

The Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan (IBAS) is contributing $9,100 to develop and deliver new, short-term mental health resources to support the province’s hard-hit tourism and food services sectors. [...]

Made possible by funds raised through the 2021 #BrokersCare Campaign for Mental Health, this investment will enable Hospitality Saskatchewan (formerly the Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association) to offer employers and employees in the industry specialized education services and enhanced access to individual wellness coaching. Saskatoon-based mental health advocate Allan Kehler has joined in the effort to lead the project. Read the News Release


Resource Hub: Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic

Given the ever-changing events around the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all experiencing varying degrees of a normal reaction to an abnormal event.

In times of high anxiety and stress, it is more important than ever to safeguard your mental wellness. That includes stemming the tide of non-essential information and paring down your news consumption.

At the Mental Health Commission of Canada, our commitment is to share credible information and resources about maintaining mental health during this time of crisis, and supporting people managing a mental illness in this new context. [...]

Psychological Health and Safety at Work

Prevention, promotion, and guidance for your workplace - Service Hospitality

Today in Canada one in five people are living with a mental health problem or illness.  The accommodation and food services, government services, and information and culture industries have the highest prevalence of mental illness. 

Specifically, the accommodation and food services industry is one of the top three highest for generalized anxiety disorder and has the second-highest prevalence of mood disorders.  Overall, rates of depression are highest in industries that have the most interaction with the public or with clients. [...]



YOU ARE NOT ALONE: Mental Health Resources for All

Financial struggles, tough economic times, family conflict, and relationship troubles can affect your mental health, and mental health problems can make these challenges even more difficult to navigate. Whether it is for yourself or someone else (an employee, co-worker, friend), there are supports in place that are accessible to you. 

  • Visit the Canadian Mental Health Association, Saskatchewan Division, website at www.sk.cmha.ca
  • Visit Mobile Crisis Services online (www.mobilecrisis.ca) or call one of their helplines (306) 757-0127
  • Farm/Rural Stress Line (800) 667-4442
  • Healthline 8-1-1

Remember, you are not alone. If you have even the smallest question or concern, contact any of the resources listed above right away.