Stigma No More: Protecting and Advancing Mental Health | Sessions

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Stigma No More: Protecting and Advancing Mental Health
In-Person Monday 06/12/2023 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level, Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Design a work environment that protects, supports, and advances mental health to ensure thriving, engaged, and committed workers. 

Every day, we are faced with news about the state of the workers in the United States, and there is more attention than ever on mental health and creating psychosocially safe working environments. The U.S. Surgeon General even released a report and framework on workplace mental health and well-being. But what exactly can you do? This session will share steps that C-suite as well as front-line supervisors can take to protect the mental health and well-being of workers. Human resource (HR) professionals are particularly positioned to play a role through benefits design, healthy work design, and healthy culture. By engaging workers to identify pain points and develop solutions, HR professionals can help businesses to minimize work-related stress, promote a sustainable work and non-work interface, reduce work organization-related chronic health conditions, and enhance worker satisfaction. Go home with simple steps to get started on ensuring a thriving workplace and organizational culture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify three challenges to mental health in the workplace.
  • Discuss five promising practices for creating psychosocial safety in organizations.
  • Provide three reasons to make the case for designing healthy jobs.

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Chia-Chia Chang, Coordinator for New Opportunity and Development,
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)