Workplace Wellness Conference

Employee Mental Health Workshop: Identifying and easing mental health issues across a dispersed workforce

Tuesday, August 16

1:00-2:15 p.m. CST
Striving for Mental Health Excellence in the Workplace

Psychological evidence suggest employee mental health is a critical component for organizational functioning and success. How is this component centered within your organization? What research and resources inform your practices? In this opening session, we’ll explore current themes in psychological research and how to begin or expand your efforts toward employee mental health. Our discussion will center around:

  • Historical trends toward corporate wellness and what it means to reduce stigma
  • Developing a strategic plan that integrates mental health at every level
  • Fostering a psychologically safe workplace
  • Examining and identifying views and practices that can be barriers to accessibility
  • Understanding and updating evolving concepts of workplace community
  • Proactively communicating support to your employees matters
2:15-2:30 p.m.
Break
2:30-3:15 p.m.
Creating a Culture of Well-being

By taking strong actions that support employee mental health, employers can significantly improve the retention of high-quality workers, build sustainable community, and create an inclusive and equitable culture of well-being. This is a strategic investment that will fortify the long-term health and success of your employees and your organization. In this session, we will focus on:

  • Launching an across departmental benefits committee to review current systems
  • The cost of failing to support employee’s psychological well-being
  • Utilizing internal communication to solicit feedback that informs organizational policies
  • Establishing employee resource groups through various mediums
  • Facilitating a cultural shift that accepts and elevates help-seeking and affirmative behaviors
  • Developing inclusive policies and practices that welcome diverse points of view
3:15-3:30 p.m.
Break
3:30-4:00 p.m.
Train Your Managers to Promote Health & Well-being

Managers are often the gatekeepers of employee well-being. They play a significant role in an employee’s ability to utilize the benefits and resources your organization offers. While leadership training is essential and advantageous, it equally requires an intentional focus on communication. This concluding session will focus on:

  • Educating managers in respecting work-life harmony
  • Communications coaching for managers and supervisors
  • The link between personal communication and confidence