Create a supportive work environment for employee’s mental health and wellbeing
Mental health conditions affect millions of people. It can be challenging to understand how best to support yourself or others in the workplace suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, pandemic-related stress, or a myriad of other mental health conditions. Discrimination complaints, accommodation requests, and productivity in the workplace can all be affected by these things. As mental illness prevalence increases, society places an increasingly high priority on mental health awareness, and COVID-19 results in ongoing uncertainty, these issues will only grow. This makes it imperative that your company knows its legal obligations and best practices regarding mental health conditions at work.
By the end of this knowledge-building session, you will:
- Recall the main federal laws and regulations governing mental health in the workplace including ADA, FMLA, and MHPA
- Explain the role of management and HR in addressing mental health concerns among employees
- Discuss how common mental health conditions can impact an employee’s ability to perform their job duties
- Formulate a toolkit to employ best practices for fostering a healthy, and productive workforce