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Returning to the Workplace and Supporting Employees Through the Transition


Uncertainty around a return to the workplace remains high for many. Even with widespread vaccinations and bits and pieces of “normalcy” coming back to daily life, many feel unsettled about disrupting new routines to return to a workplace with new and different dynamics. Employers are faced with unique challenges that accompany building a “new normal.” The Center for Workplace Mental Health has developed a new resource guide for employers with practical tips to support employees and to promote resiliency in the workforce.

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Join Us for a Virtual Town Hall on Returning to the Workplace

Wednesday, August 25, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EDT
In addition to the resource guide, the APAF Center for Workplace Mental Health is co-hosting a virtual Town Hall on August 25 to further discuss how employers can successfully support their workforce through the transition of returning to the workplace. This event will explore strategies and best practices to better understand the concerns of employees, to recognize the signs of pandemic fatigue and promote resiliency throughout the organization while prioritizing employee mental health.

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Managing Mental Health Issues At Work

Director of the APAF Center for Workplace Mental Health, Darcy Gruttadaro sits down with Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss what it’s like to manage your mental health in the workplace when going through changes in therapy, changes in medication, or when working with others in the workplace that are going through mental health experiences.

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Why Business Leaders Need a 'Wake-Up Call' to Take Burnout Seriously Right Now, Experts Say

The pandemic has been linked to higher rates of burnout for both essential and white-collar office workers resulting in the highest "quits rate" since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began keeping records. Burnout in the workplace is an issue that employers can no longer afford to ignore while building and implementing return to the workplace strategies and processes.

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Safety Advocates See Strength in Numbers to Combat Suicide and Substance Misuse

Stigma associated with mental health conditions runs high in the construction industry with suicide being the lead cause of fatalities according to the CDC. Employers of all sizes are now working to partner with associations and safety professionals to confront the twin epidemics of suicides and overdoses.

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