Employers are uniquely positioned to positively impact employee mental health and well-being. “Globally, an estimated 12 billion working days are lost every year to depression and anxiety at a cost of US $ 1 trillion per year in lost productivity.” (WHO, 2022). Creating a workplace that supports employee mental health is not only the right thing to do but is also good business: it improves productivity, attracts and retains employees, lowers overall health care costs, and creates a safe and inclusive work culture. In today’s section of the 21-day stigma challenge, we have resources for how organizational leaders and staff can work together to create workplaces that support mental health.

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Tools to Promote Mental Health in the Workplace

The Center for Workplace Mental Health created this toolkit to guide organizations in their efforts to create conditions that normalize and promote mental health in the workplace.

Examples of Organizations that Transformed their Work Culture 

The Center for Workplace Mental Health also has case examples of organizations that transformed their work culture to promote employee mental health. You can read these case studies here.

The Role of Organizations in Promoting Mental Health

Recognizing the important role organization’s play in an individual’s mental health, The US Surgeon General created this Framework for Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing. This document describes this framework and the actions leaders can take to create a work environment that promotes employee mental health and wellbeing.

Hope Starts with Us: Workplace Mental Health

Listen to this podcast, part of the NAMI “Hope Starts with Us” series, which explores how supporting mental health within the workplace benefits both organizations and employees.

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