Dealing with issues related to mental health in the workplace can be challenging and difficult to navigate. It is essential that organizations have the capabilities to manage mental health because early identification and support typically leads to continued productivity and retention of employees. This workshop provides a roadmap to help managers participate in conversations with employees who may require support when experiencing difficulties related to mental health. Participants will learn strategies for creating a more inclusive work environment that reduces stigma surrounding mental illness.

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • Why Mental Health Matters
  • A Review of Common Mental Illnesses
  • Myths About Mental Illness
  • Best Practices in Workplace Mental Health
  • Tips for Creating Psychologically Safe Workplaces
  • Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Concerns
  • How to Approach Someone About a Mental Health Concern
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • What is Reasonable Accommodation?
  • Return-to-Work Considerations

Target Audience

This is an intermediate level workshop for human resources personnel, leaders, managers and supervisors, and anyone who may need to appropriately respond to staff with mental health concerns.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, personal reflection, and small group discussions.