The Mental Health Movement Is Here

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The SHRM Foundation embraces mental health and wellness as the future of work. But for far too long, the value of HR professionals and people managers in solving this urgent crisis has been overlooked. There is an unprecedented need for leadership and vision, and HR is ready to answer the call: CEOs are turning to HR and people managers for solutions; Teams are turning to HR and people managers for support; Policymakers need HR and people managers to put theory into practice.

That’s why the SHRM Foundation is leading the charge toward transformational change by empowering business leadership and HR professionals to eliminate the stigma around employees’ mental health, invest in innovative wellness strategies, and create more supportive work environments through three key offerings:
● Connect: Fostering a platform for thought leadership supporting mental health and wellness in the workplace to accelerate a movement around removing the stigma of mental health from the workplace
● Curate: A portfolio of resources which includes innovative tools to create supportive and inclusive workplaces, including training modules, educational resources, HR ally certification, and more
● Convene: Empowering summits and other events around mental health and wellness in the workplace, specifically for CEOs, CHROs to interact with experts, exchange ideas, and start the paradigm shift – including our 2021 Workplace Mental Health & Wellness Summit and 2022 Visionaries Summit
We have the motivation, experience, and solutions to help executives and HR leaders in organizations of all sizes address the mental health and wellness of our most treasured resources: Our people.

Accelerating Change in Workplace Mental Health

SHRM Foundation is leading the charge toward transformational change by empowering business leadership and HR professionals to eliminate the stigma around employees’ mental health, invest in innovative wellness strategies, and create more supportive work environments in three ways:

Connecting

Fostering a platform for thought leadership supporting mental health and wellness in the workplace.

Curating

A portfolio of resources which includes innovative tools to create supportive and inclusive workplaces.

Convening

Empowering summits and events to interact with experts, exchange ideas, and start the paradigm shift.

Be a Workplace Mental Health Ally

All workers will benefit from solid policies and practices around workplace mental health. Whether you’re a manager, an HR professional or a CEO, investing in mental health is the right thing to do, for both your employees and your organization.

Mental Health in Your Workplace: From Evaluation to Action

This Field Guide was created to equip workplace leaders with the tools to evaluate mental health resources, inform processes for supporting mental health within the organization, and, ultimately, to help you to develop a strategy that demonstrates improved mental health within your unique workforce.

SHRM Foundation analyzed key strategic questions, existing resources for HR professionals, and conducted interviews with diverse experts to understand the journey of a workplace leader when creating and implementing a mental health strategy. This guide aims to guide HR leaders in thinking through important questions from assessment and implementation, all the way to measurement and impact.

NEW RESOURCE! Mental Health Starts with HR: 10 Strategies for Protecting and Improving Your Own Mental Health

Do you love being an HR professional, but find it sometimes takes a toll on your mental health, exhausts you emotionally or drives you to consider leaving the field? You are not alone—and this Mental Health Awareness Month, the SHRM Foundation and One Mind at Work have collaborated to create a special resource just for you: an explainer with 10 strategies you can implement for you and your teams. Download this free resource, share it with your staff and then discuss together how you can foster a mentally supportive work environment for yourself and everyone you work with.

Our People, Our Responsibility, Our Movement

The SHRM Foundation embraces mental health and wellness as the future of work. But for far too long, the value of HR professionals and people managers in solving this urgent crisis has been overlooked. There is an unprecedented need for leadership and vision, and HR is ready to answer the call: CEOs are turning to HR and people managers for solutions; Teams are turning to HR and people managers for support; Policymakers need HR and people managers to put theory into practice.

That’s why the SHRM Foundation is leading the charge toward transformational change by empowering business leadership and HR professionals to eliminate the stigma around employees’ mental health, invest in innovative wellness strategies, and create more supportive work environments.

The Toll of Workplace Mental Health

72%

72% employers say stress and burnout are concerns for their organization
(Metlife, November 2021)

37%

37% of employees feel overwhelmed, burned out, stressed more than half the time when working
(Metlife, November 2021)

84%

84% of workers surveyed experienced at least one mental health challenge over the past year, from issues such as stress and burnout to diagnosable conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD.
(Metlife, November 2021)