Simply Corporate Psychology (SCP) is a tailor-made approach to providing in-house psychological services.

What is Simply Corporate Psychology?

Developed and designed collaboratively, it is an opportunity to provide services that are emotion-focused, holistic, and therapy-based, to meet immediate and long-term needs. The implementation of an in-house approach would enable access to a suite of services provided by SCP at any time.

What is the Current State of Mental Health and Addictions Concerns?

It is likely well known by now, however, it is worth re-stating and calling attention to the staggering rates of mental health and addictions issues facing Canadians. According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness or addictions issue in Canada. Even more concerning, by the time an individual reaches the age of 40, 1 in 2 Canadians will have, or have had, a mental illness.1

How do Mental Health and Addictions Concerns Impact the Workplace?

Beyond the human impacts of having staff members struggling with mental health concerns, there are impacts to the economy as well. In fact, the economic burden, which includes health care costs, lost productivity, and reductions in health-related quality of life, is estimated at $51 billion per year 1. Sadly, many employees suffer in silence as a recent survey has indicated that 40% of people have experienced symptoms or feelings of anxiety and/or depression, but did not seek support for their concerns1. One of the greatest barriers to reducing mental health and addictions concerns is access to timely, quality and appropriate mental health services1.

How can Simply Corporate Psychology Help You?

Interestingly, there is an opportunity here for your company (big or small), to invest in the well-being of your staff, to the benefit of your bottom-line. Research is now showing the positive returns on investment where promotion, prevention and early interventions for mental health are occurring. This places your company in a position to provide your employees with access to quality and appropriate care that will ultimately benefit not only the overall morale of the staff, but the financial state of your company as well.

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[1] Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2021). Mental illness and addiction: Facts and statistics.

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Land Acknowledgement

In the spirit of respect and truth, Simply Counselling Services acknowledges the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.