PRACTICAL GUIDES FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE
Not 9 to 5’s Tool to Fostering Psychological Safety (click to download)
Based on research from Google’s Re:work project, Not 9 to 5 created this tool for the CNECTed certification program. This is a concise list of approachable and concrete actions to provide employees with a psychologically safe workplace. Change starts with advocating but has to be followed by action.
The Mental Health Coalition’s Guide to Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace
While not everyone deals with a clinical mental health condition, everyone has mental health and experiences things like stress, burnout, workplace social anxiety, and performance anxiety. This resource offers ways to identify and remove common roadblocks to open conversations about mental health in the workplace. Using these actionable steps can help managers address mental health with their teams to improve the workplace culture around mental health.
“Beautiful Brains: A Mental Health Manual for the Modern Workforce.” PDF
Made of Millions offers this free PDF. Beautiful Brains is a six-step program that helps modern businesses implement progressive mental health policies. It covers everything from stigmatizing language and employee accommodations to confidentiality plans and cultural initiatives.
“Asking for What You Need” Worksheet
Have a situation that you want to speak to your manager about but don’t know where to start? This a great asset by local modern therapy company Shift Collab to guide you on “Asking For What You Need.”
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (EAP)
EAP’S offer employees at all levels and their dependents 24/7 access to free assessments and counseling from professionals with full confidentiality from their employer. They can receive guidance on mental health and/or substance use challenges, workplace stress, grief, relationships, finances or any other subject/concerns that could affect personal wellbeing and work performance.
List of EAP Programs
This list is of the top 9 EAP’s for 2022, according to SelectSoftware Reviews. Many on the list are global, and a few are just in the USA. Read SSR’s reviews of each, or follow the links direct to the websites to learn more.
Mind The Bar Foundation
Mind The Bar Foundation is a not-for-profit mental health resource, information & support initiative designed by the hospitality industry, for the hospitality industry. To become a member of Mind The Bar, the only requirement is working in food and beverage services. Mind The Bar covers all of the annual costs for their members to access LifeWorks EAP.