PART 2 | Workplace Mental Health

THE ADVANTAGES OF MENTAL HEALTH
SUPPORT IN THE WORKPLACE

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Workplace
MENTAL HEALTH

The workplace has a large impact on any employee’s mental health because of how integral it is to the lives of most people. Workplace practices are very important to determining whether workers will be content, productive, and successful. Some companies have begun making employee mental health a priority, such as:

WORKPLACE IMPACTS

  • Unilever

  • American Express

  • Prudential

UNILEVER

Center for Workplace Mental Health, 2010

  • Obtain professional help

  • Trainings for managers and seniors

  • Internal campaigns to raise awareness about mental health

  • Regular employee workshops.

Unilever has created a comprehensive program tailored to mental health. It provides:

AMERICAN EXPRESS

Center for Workplace Mental Health, 2016

  • Telephone and onsite (face-to-face) professional assistance for free

  • A new “Healthy Minds” program with campaigns and help on connecting with others, talking about mental health, and practicing healthy behaviors

  • Skill development classes based on intellectual behavior therapy

American Express put together an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that offers:

Prudential created programs covering the 5 dimensions of mental health: Physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and financial. These cover employee needs such as:

  • Counseling, assessments, training, and coaching for topics including life, budgeting, and self-care

  • Flexible schedules

  • Leadership and coworker involvement and connection through the company PruTubes, where individuals can share their own stories and struggles with mental health

Center for Workplace Mental Health, 2016

PRUDENTIAL

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