If you or a friend need urgent assistance, call 911 immediately, or take your friend directly to the emergency room. If you feel it’s safe, stay with your friend, or find someone to stay with them until help arrives.
Together with One Mind at Work, NAMI, Mental Health America and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, The Mental Health Coalition is coordinating a citywide mental health initiative that can serve as a model nationally, and even globally. The goal is to change the culture around mental wellness at work.
Our citywide Wellbeing at Work launch involves corporations committing to advancing, supporting, and sharing mental health best practices in the workplace.
By taking the Wellbeing at Work Pledge, you recognize that mental health is health, and a healthy workforce is essential to high-performing organizations.
When building a workplace mental health program, there is never a one-size-fits-all approach. Just as individuals are unique, so are organizations. We recommend you consider the below steps when looking to build a workplace mental health program.
Establish a cross-functional Mental Health at Work team to lead your organization’s efforts. By engaging diverse members of your workforce in leading this effort, you benefit from different experiences and perspectives and promote buy-in and sustainability.
Measure the maturity of your organization’s mental health at work efforts. Assessing your current programs, policies, and practices gives you the data you need to know your organization’s strengths and weaknesses. Establishing a data-driven approach sets you up to have measurable impact.
Set clear strategic priorities across the continuum of mental health. How are you protecting your workers’ mental health? How are you promoting wellbeing? How are you providing services when needed?
Use trusted resources that have been built on good science. Access resources below that are provided by our partners to help you move forward with high-quality guidance and materials.
Although it can be difficult to talk about mental health in the workplace, doing so benefits everyone. When employers and managers address mental health, employees are happier, productivity improves, and the workplace becomes a healthier environment.
While not everyone deals with a clinical mental health condition, everyone has mental health and experiences things like stress, burnout, workplace social anxiety, and performance anxiety. This resource offers ways to identify and remove common roadblocks to open conversations about mental health in the workplace and provides a plethora of workplace mental health resources from MHC’s member organizations.
Using these actionable steps can help managers address mental health with their teams to improve the workplace culture around mental health.
–World Health Organization
We are grateful for the generous support of individuals whose commitment allows us to further our mission of protecting the mental health of our nation. Please join us as we work to reframe the narrative and empower the community.
Fill out the form to share what your company is doing around workplace mental health. By signing up, you are joining the Wellbeing at Work network and are committed to creating a supportive workplace for mental health. MHC may use your company name in materials about Wellbeing at Work.
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