How can my organization build a strategy for supporting mental health in the workplace?
The following resources will be helpful in developing a strategy for supporting mental health in the workplace:
- The Workplace Training and Resources section of the website for Mental Health America helps employers to develop a workplace strategy for supporting mental health in the workplace.
- The website of the Society for Human Resource Management features an article that discusses strategies for addressing mental health concerns in the workplace: Depression: Start the Conversation to Remove the Stigma (Note: An SHRM membership is required to view the article).
- The Center for Workplace Mental Health provides an Employer Resources Guide/Tool Kit to develop a presentation on workplace mental health at https://www.workplacementalhealth.org/Employer-Resources/ICU.
- Workplaces Respond is a national resource center that educates and builds collaborations among workplace and non-workplace stakeholders – employers, worker associations, unions, and anti-violence advocates – to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual harassment & violence, trafficking, stalking, and exploitation impacting the workplace.
- Empower Work is a service which provides free, confidential support for tough work situations via SMS or web chat platform. It allows users to talk through a workplace problem with trained peer support professionals. To connect with a peer counselor text (510) 674-1414.