Supporting Employees with Mental Health Challenges (3 hours)

Supporting employees with mental health challenges is a return on investment as mental health disorders cost the global economy $1 trillion each year in lost productivity. Despite this fact, workplaces and supervisors struggle on how to balance support and success for their employees who are dealing with mental health conditions. Through small and large group discussion, storytelling, and practice, this three-hour workshop allows for intensive brainstorming around workplace mental health issues and potential solutions. A detailed range of key actions and best practices leaders can take to assist employees with mental health conditions to perform and thrive will be discussed. After attending this workshop, supervisors and staff will be able to:

  • recognize the signs and symptoms of a mental health condition in the workplace
  • practice* key conversation strategies to assist employees to seek assistance
  • identify and collaborate* on potential workplace reasonable accommodations
  • *Identify key messaging and language to promote the mental health of all employees and create a work culture that is inclusive and supportive
  • Demonstrate* supportive supervision and coaching* strategies to assist employees with mental health conditions to succeed

*A highly condensed, 1-hour option is available, offering participants an awareness of mental health in the workplace, but with substantially limited interactive group discussion, storytelling, practice, and intensive brainstorming around workplace mental health issues and potential solutions.

This workshop is suitable for human resources staff and general supervisors/leadership