We provide workplaces with trainings, assessments, and help with program or policy development and implementation. Click here to learn more about our training empowering managers to have better mental health conversations.
Why Mental Health Matters in the Workplace
Workplace mental health matters because employers have legal responsibilities to their employees, because there are huge productivity costs to unaddressed mental health issues, and because good mental health conversation skills are essential for a happy work environment.
Workplace mental health is serious business. The cost of mental health problems at work is estimated in the high billions, due in large part to productivity decreases, absenteeism, and stigma toward mental health problems.
Employers see good health as good business; they are willing to invest in programs and practices that improve workplace mental health issues and reduce the costs of unaddressed problems.
Employers have legal responsibilities around mental health. These include protecting individuals with mental health problems from discrimination, providing reasonable accommodations to workers who are disabled, and to creating accessible environments for people with mental health needs.
MH Mediate Services
We provide brief workshops or extensive training programs on the following workplace topics, building in relevant modules from our original trainings about mental health communication and conflict resolution. Each program is custom-tailored to the needs of a particular workplace. Trainings can be delivered online or in-person.
- Engaging in Effective and Appropriate Workplace Mental Health Conversations
- Skill-Building for a Supportive Workplace
- How to Develop Sound Workplace Mental Health Policies
- Appreciating Workplace Mental Health Issues
(Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Hostility, and Social Problems)
- Mental Health Awareness for Managers
(Absenteeism, Productivity Decreases, Burnout, and Stigma)
- Mental Health Promotion
- Stigma Reduction
- Conflict Resolution and Listening Skills
- Accessibility and Accommodations
Together we can design and implement an appropriate assessment process to determine how well your workplace is addressing mental health issues, or how often your workplace is impacted by them. These assessments can be custom-made for your organization or employ standard industry questionnaires.
Program or Policy Development, Implementation, and Review
If your workplace is considering a new program or policy related to mental health, we can consult with you to help develop it. This may mean drafting a research memo answering the questions your team has and making recommendations, facilitating conversations amongst relevant company stakeholders, and supporting pilot testing and implementation.
If there is a conflict in the workplace that touches upon a mental health issue, you may want to refer it to mediation. Learn more about mediation by clicking here.
Referrals to Outside Resources and Services
As consultants, we are happy to share resources and connect you with services to resolve any workplace mental health issue we do not cover. These issues include but are not limited to employee benefits and assistance programs, mental health screenings, supported employment and other matters.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in our workplace services