To help employees with substance abuse problems, try to foster a stigma-free workplace environment

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is holding a luncheon today to help promote wellness in the workplace — but the focus is a little different than traditional wellness efforts.

Gillian Stager, a WECHU health promotions specialist, is set to speak about the Windsor-Essex Community Opioid and Substance Strategy, to identify ways that workplaces can help employees living with substance abuse.

Stager — whose partner’s nephew died of an overdose on Easter Weekend — said she’s been working on the substance abuse strategy for the Windsor Essex County Health Unit since its inception in 2017.