Creating a Culture of Respect, Inclusiveness, and Support for Employees’ Mental Health: Employee Assistance Programs, Workforce Training, and More

Workers may believe they’ll be stigmatized for taking advantage of employee assistance program (EAP) services designed to help them cope with mental health-related issues. It’s important to ensure that you promote the EAP in a positive light and that your underlying workplace culture knocks down barriers that might prevent employees from taking advantage of professional services available to help them manage legal, financial or family issues, alcoholism or drug addiction, and other difficult emotional issues they may face. This session will explore:

  • Why employees may be more likely to accept mental health help through an EAP if it includes other offerings
  • How to tell if an employee is in need of anger management, your role and legal limits
  • The positive impact EAPs can have on helping employees better manage stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues that, in extreme circumstances, could fuel anger and potentially violence
  • How to design your workplace culture to promote a healthful work-life balance for the entire workforce
  • Signs that an employee may be struggling with emotional or mental health-related issues—and why training on what to look for is essential
  • Managing legal obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act concerning potential accommodations a troubled worker may need

 

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