- April, 11 2018
- Kathleen Qu, M.Sc
Mental health is becoming a growing topic in the workplace. Employers are acknowledging the value and importance of workplace environment for employee mental health. A strong sense of community, self-value, and comprehensive support are key decision factors for employees on how they approach the company, their work, and whether they want to continue investing their time in the company’s vision.
In the past, companies offered comprehensive insurance plans and some offered Employee Assistance Programs. Today, employers are looking at better, more comprehensive support services that offer evidence-based and trustworthy tools specifically for mental health. However, services such as counsellors or therapists are often unaffordable, especially for smaller companies.
FeelingBetterNow® is an innovative and new approach to mental health support. FeelingBetterNow® offers comprehensive and confidential mental health support using evidence-based and gold standard best practices in mental health. With a star-studded Clinical Advisory Board, people who have FeelingBetterNow® can confidently and confidentially assess their mental health using a guideline-based assessment, and receive immediate personalized action plans to further support their mental health. In the workplace, users are able to use the program in confidence without having to worry about whether a representative at the other end might reveal personal information. Companies currently using FeelingBetterNow® continue to subscribe to the program for its comprehensive coverage and effective support offered.
Employers and Wellness Committees also have the option of many internal opportunities to engage employees. Workplace Strategies for Mental Health offers a variety of ideas on different events that can be hosted. This can a simple mental health challenge that challenges people to try something new for their mental health, to a nutrition week, or bringing in experts for workshops and lunch and learns.
The key is to get people talking and involved in their mental health. The workplace makes up a large section of each person’s day. Making sure that the individual feels safe and comfortable talking and working through their mental health concerns ensures a safe work environment for everyone.
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