Supporting Employees with Mental Health Challenges (1 hour)

Supporting employees with mental health challenges is a return on investment as mental health disorders cost the global economy $1 trillion each year in lost productivity. Despite this fact, workplaces and supervisors struggle on how to balance support and success for their employees who are dealing with mental health conditions.

A detailed range of key actions and best practices leaders can take to assist employees with mental health conditions to perform and thrive will be discussed.

After attending this workshop, supervisors and staff will be able to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of a mental health condition in the workplace
  • Utilize key conversation strategies to assist employees to seek assistance
  • Collaborate on potential workplace reasonable accommodations
  • Identify key messaging and language to promote the mental health of all employees and create a work culture that is inclusive and supportive

This workshop is suitable for human resources staff and general supervisors/leadership.

Evaluation Comments

“Practical information about how mental health issues manifest in observable behavior, and how to respond in a way that is supportive and helpful. The speaker was excellent.”

“I loved that the training gave ways for Leaders/HR to assist employees, however it also shed light that it’s up to the individual to open up as well.”

“I think everybody can relate to what was presented in one way or another.”

“Good mixture of content with both current research ideas and employment law considerations intermingled, very knowledgeable and trusted presenter.”

“Thank you for this introduction and conveyance of compassion. Until you spend the time to realize all people have “something” going on, you overlook how you can be helpful. The just 5 mins of reassurance that doesn’t take much, but is HUGE for some people.”

Key Takeaways:

“We can do more to actively communicate that mental health is health (and that we’ll treat it that way as employers).”

“I had an aha! moment and realized how the continued stress, isolation from family/friends and separation from my church is impacting me and that I need to take self-care more seriously.”

“The eight dimensions of wellness. Never occurred to me there were so many other forms of wellness other than just mental. They all affect the mental.”

“That mental health is a serious thing and we shouldn’t be afraid of talking about it.”