Accelerating Change in the Future of 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 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.
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.
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.