As ministers responsible for labour, we recognize that mental health in the workplace is a shared priority. Much work has been done in recent years to improve mental health in the workplace. There is general consensus that this issue must be addressed from both a prevention standpoint and in terms of providing support for the recovery of those affected. Continued efforts are needed to increase awareness and understanding of mental health issues in the workplace, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
We recognize that significant steps have been taken recently to ensure that supports are available for workers facing mental health injuries as a result of psychological stressors. However, more work still needs to be done.
While we continue our efforts to address mental health issues in the workplace, as part of our respective governmental responsibilities, we agreed to work together to: