Join us for a virtual town hall: Wednesday, August 25 at 3:00 p.m. EDT
As employers make plans to return to the workplace, they are faced with the challenge of supporting employees and their mental health through the transition.
During the event, participants will hear from the Center for Workplace Mental Health's Associate Director, Emma Jellen, on what works in building a successful return to the workplace strategy that supports employee mental health, including practical tips to:
- Better understand the concerns of their employees;
- Recognize the signs of pandemic fatigue;
- Promote resiliency throughout the organization;
- Make employee mental health a priority;
- And more!
Attendees will also hear insights from Meg Connelly, PwC's People and Organization Manager, on PwC’s extensive return to work surveys and research, as well as her own personal experience serving as an advisor to business leaders throughout the country as they bring their employees back to the workplace.
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Headline News & Resources
Why Workplace Mental Health Is More Than An Employee Perk
In a recent survey conducted by the Conference Board, nearly 60% of U.S. workers expressed concern about their mental health in the aftermath of the pandemic citing stress and burnout as their top concern for workplace well-being. Prioritizing mental health isn’t just a perk for employees but can benefit an entire organization leading to a healthier company culture, higher levels of productivity, outcomes and retention.
You Don't Have To Be An Olympian To Prioritize Your Mental Health
The spotlight on mental health has recently been centerstage in professional sports with Simone Biles' decision to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics and Naomi Osaka pulling out of the French Open and Wimbledon, both citing the need to focus on their mental wellbeing. It’s not only high-profile athletes experiencing the impact of pressure and burnout from their workplace, but anxiety and depression can affect everyone from every area of employment and work environment.
How Mental Health Awareness Can Help Shape A Better Workplace
The recognition and value of mental health has often been undermined in comparison to physical health and ailments. By raising mental health awareness in the workplace, employers can help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and better connect their employees to support and services. A culture of awareness can help employees become more empathetic and compassionate towards one another which may give an employee the confidence needed to seek help.