Direct and indirect costs
Analyzing the total economic impact caused by mental health-related problems in Canada (direct costs associated with care and indirect costs such as lost productivity), the costs now exceed $15 billion. and this amount is likely to increase annually.
It is now realistic to say that the problem related to mental health constitutes a threat to public health, the quality of life and the economic stability of the country. More than ever, it is important to put forward prevention programs in order to encourage personal development and balance in people who are at risk of developing a mental illness, this is the objective of the PREVENIR program.
The main objective of the PREVENIR program is to counter burnout among workers by allowing them to overcome their episodes of distress. The tools used respond to the need for balance, thus releasing tension and increasing energy in the participants.
The program reduces stress in several ways:
By distraction – The program helps participants to take their minds off things, it directs their thoughts away from the sources of stress.
By immersion – The state of being totally invested in expression and has several benefits (relaxation, play, stimulation of creativity).
By taking care of yourself – Body awareness and the pleasure of creating restore balance in all areas of life.
Through self-therapy – The expression of emotions through the means of art relieves and helps to manage stress by expressing the feelings related to it.