COVID-19 Takes a Toll on Canadians’ Mental Health

COVID-19 Takes a Toll on Canadians’ Mental Health

At Health Risk Services, this is our second post about Mental Health. There is no doubt about it. The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on the mental health of Canadians. The combination of anxiety and isolation due to the virus and worries about finances can be overwhelming. Just how are Canadians doing? A study
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Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists: Confused?

Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists: Confused?

Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Psychotherapists are all important mental health providers, but many people are not clear on what the difference is between all three. Also, they might not be sure if their Benefits plan covers the services of all three types of professionals.  Some employers have expanded the list of mental health providers to include
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Paying Attention to Dental Fees

Paying Attention to Dental Fees

This year has been full of unexpected upheaval thanks to COVID-19. There has been a lot of change in the workplace too, for employers and employees. Health providers have also been impacted. If you have visited the dentist recently (pre-COVID or post opening up), chances are you have noticed that dental fees are getting higher.
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Are Your Employees Caring for Aging Parents?

Are Your Employees Caring for Aging Parents?

As an employer, you can support your employees who are caring for aging parents in a number of ways. According to Statistics Canada, in 2018, one in four Canadians were caring for an elderly parent or friend.  Clearly with the growing older population, that number will continue to rise.  For employees caring for older parents,
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Choosing Your Own “Physical” Wellness Program

Choosing Your Own “Physical” Wellness Program

“Sitting is the new smoking.” Thanks to the sedentary workplace and lifestyle of many Canadians, this has become the new warning from a variety of experts in the health industry.  We raise our health risks for heart disease, diabetes, obesity and even some cancers by spending the better part of our days sitting. This problem
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Supporting Employees with Mental Illness During COVID-19

Supporting Employees with Mental Illness During COVID-19

During all the upheavals of COVID-19, employees are facing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety. For employees who were already suffering from depression, anxiety, or addictions before the lock down, the past few months have been additionally difficult.  Whether they are working from home, or were temporarily laid off, they may have had to deal
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COVID-19 – Business Owner Information Update 

COVID-19 – Business Owner Information Update  

COVID-19 – Business Owner Information Update   Ay Health Risk Services, we are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and provide updates for our clients on measures we think will be helpful for them during these unprecedented times. If you are a business then please read on as this update is particularly useful for you.
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What is Recreational Therapy? For your better health.

What is Recreational Therapy? For your better health.

Many different types of therapies address psychiatric conditions today. Moreover, recreational therapy is one type of treatment that can yield many benefits. Specifically What is Recreational Therapy? When it comes to mental health treatment, recreational therapy is a treatment employed by many facilities in your community. In fact, recreation therapy uses a wide variety of
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