Retail employees are struggling with mental health

There’s an epidemic of mental health issues in the workplace, including at home improvement stores. The topic was the focus of a recent seminar at the Retail Council of Canada’s HR Conference in Toronto.

The presenter was Kristy Cork, a workplace mental health consultant based in St. Thomas, Ont. “I like to talk about a culture of carelessness,” Cork said. “I’m sure you have physical safety provisions. It should be that way with mental health, too. Because workplaces cause harm.”

(Read more about mental health in the workplace in the next issue of our print magazine for store owners, managers and staff, Hardlines Home Improvement Quarterly. Our Q3 edition will be out soon!)