Five Key Questions About Your Workplace
What are your company’s goals for workplace well-being?
What is your company culture when it comes to supporting employee happiness, needs, and/or productivity?
Do you think any of your employees are having undisclosed personal challenges that hurt their productivity?
Do your managers know what to say, and what not to say, when an employee discloses a medical problem?
How do you address friction between co-workers, poor productivity from an employee, or crises at work?
Your Company’s Goals for Workplace Wellbeing
Whether you are actively promoting mental health or you prefer employees address personal matters outside of work, you still have goals for workplace wellbeing. Your company has a unique culture that includes attitudes, norms, benefits, and strategies for legal compliance. But the best plans fall apart when managers are uncomfortable or unprepared to engage these issues. And research shows they are.
Employees Are Afraid to Seek Help at Work
Moreover, employees are afraid to seek help due to stigma at work, with one survey showing that half of all employees feel their bosses do not take mental health seriously. That might be why companies with employee assistance plans only have 1-5% utilization rates despite the clear benefits – employees who use EAPs have less absenteeism.
How Can You Improve Mental Health Communication?
How can you improve your mental health communication so you don’t have to wait until problems escalate, costing you productivity and peace in the workplace? Can you train your managers to be proactive and effective in addressing mental health crises, escalations, or day-to-day stress events?
Our clients come to us because they want to improve how they talk about workplace wellbeing. MH Mediate has trained businesses, government agencies, universities, dispute resolution professionals, and mental health service providers. We offer mental health communication webinars as well as custom live trainings and consulting – all tailored to managers communicating about mental health in the workplace. It starts with asking yourself five key questions
MH Mediate can provide consulting services to help you identify best practices for your company, and develop proactive plans for mental health communication.
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