Employee mental wellness is just as important as physical wellness in creating and maintaining a healthy, safe and productive workplace. Key to achieving this is creating a workplace environment that promotes mental wellness, supports employees’ efforts to maintain their mental health, and encourages help-seeking when needed.
Become a Mind Your Mind Workplace Champion!
All it takes is 1) check out the Mind Your Mind @ Work Toolkit (below), 2) complete the workplace assessment, 3) do at least one thing in your organization/program/agency to promote mental wellness–such as including some mental wellness tips in your employee newsletter, creating a display, “liking” our Facebook page and inviting employees to do the same, adding a supportive policy–and 4) send us an email/photo describing what you are doing. Send the information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mind Your Mind @ Work Awards 2017
The month of May is Mind Your Mind Month in Lane County, sponsored by Lane County Public Health, Prevention Section. 2017 will be the third year that the Mind Your Mind Project will launch this local campaign to promote mental wellness and National Mental Health Awareness Month. This year employers in Lane County will be recognized for the work they are doing to support their employees’ mental wellness and for their participation in Mind Your Mind Month.
2017 Workplace Champions:
Eugene Family YMCA
Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County
Oregon Community Programs
South Lane Mental Health
United Way of Lane County
Harmony Event Medicine
Mind Your Mind @ Work Toolkit
This toolkit will provide you with all of the tools you need to get started on promoting mental wellness in your workplace, including an assessment, PowerPoint presentation, fact sheet, newsletter articles and many other resources.
Mind Your Mind @ Work Infographic
Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Learning Disabilities: https://askjan.org/media/downloads/LDA&CSeries.pdf
Mental Health Friendly Workplace/Workplaces that Thrive, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Includes facts about benefits to workplaces, examples of businesses that demonstrate innovative ways to be mental health friendly- sites, and suggested practices and policies. The guide can be downloaded athttp://store.samhsa.gov/product/A-Mental-Health-Friendly-Workplace/SMA07-4269 or by calling 1-800-789-2647.
Partnership for Workplace Mental Health: www.workplacementalhealth.org/
A program of the American Psychiatric Foundation to assist employers in their efforts to promote mental health.
Right Direction: www.rightdirectionforme.com
This program from the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health seeks to increase awareness about stress and depression in the workplace. It provides practical information and resources, including a free toolkit that includes posters, presentations and more to assist employers in implementing this initiative in their organization.
Stress at Work—National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Fact sheet covering the scope of stress in the workplace, causes of job stress and what can be done, and additional resources.
Take Time To Unwind: Stress Awareness Toolkit
Working Minds: www.WorkingMinds.org
This resource provides tools and networks to assist worksites in their suicide prevention, intervention and postvention efforts.
Workplace Health Promotion—Depression
Fact sheet about depression in the workplace from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.