Chris has been working at a Toronto restaurant for the past 10 months. Each week, she pays $65 for a one-hour virtual session with a psychotherapist because her workplace does not provide mental-health benefits as part of its employee assistance program.
Chris is currently looking for another job and says such benefits will be one of the boxes she ticks in considering any offer.
“I think everybody should have such benefits because the pandemic made everything worse,” she said. “Any worker would have a better performance if they have some kind of psychological support.”
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