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:
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.
Mental Health in America: A 2022 Workplace Report
This comprehensive, free report details the challenges that workers are facing, as well as the toll of mental health on American businesses. It provides the insights needed to build effective mental health strategies in the workplace, including:
- Guidance for crafting more robust mental health benefits packages
- Benchmarking of what services different companies are providing
- Strategies to deliver ongoing mental health support that can help you retain the talent you have and attract the new talent you need
- A roadmap for evaluating what’s working – and what’s not – when it comes to supporting worker mental health.
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
(Metlife, November 2021)
Let’s Let Go of the Stigma
Being able to have open, honest conversations about mental health is the first step in helping our people manage their own mental health in the workplace.
Join others accelerating the change
This is just the beginning of a movement poised to shift the workplace paradigm around this most important issue.
Holland & Knight
Bank of America
A Win-Win Investment
Investing in our people isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s a smart business move, too. Investing in workplace mental health and wellness increases retention, recruitment, and productivity; lowers absenteeism, disability leave, and medical costs; and reduces employee-related risks and potential liabilities.
Every $1* investment in promoting mental health has a $3 – $5 return
Source: Creating a mentally healthy workplace: Return on investment analysis. PwC, beyondblue, Australian Government National Mental Health Commission, and The Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance.
As HR professionals, we have the motivation, experience, and solutions to help
business leaders in organizations of all sizes address the mental health and
wellness of our most treasured resources: Our people.