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Our Mission

The Center for Workplace Mental Health's (formerly known as the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health before August 2017) mission is to help workers with mental illness by inspiring companies to increase awareness of mental health issues and provide better support for employees.

Our team meets employers where they are to solve challenges and celebrate successful approaches to improve mental health and make it a higher priority in the workplace.

Employers increasingly recognize that untreated mental illness leads a variety of challenges, including:

  • Absenteeism
  • Lowered productivity
  • Increased health care and disability costs

While treatment works and is cost effective, many people who need help aren’t accessing it, despite the availability of services available through employee assistance programs (EAPs) and mental health benefit coverage.

Through informative resources, employer case studies, topic guides, publications and surveys, the Center shows employers how to address stigma, improve mental health programs, and design benefits to improve employee mental health.

Better workplace mental health policies and coverage in turn improve productivity and quality of life for workers affected by mental health issues, their colleagues and their families.

Join our growing network of more than 10,000 companies and learn how you can better serve your employees' mental health needs.