January 2023 Toolkit: breaking the stigma around mental health at work

January 2023 Toolkit: breaking the stigma around mental health at work

According to Mental Health America’s Mind the Workplace 2022 report, 78% of workers agree that workplace stress affects their mental health, and 7 in 10 workers find it difficult to concentrate at work. This stress can negatively impact workers’ well- being, productivity, job satisfaction, and retention. 

But we’re still not speaking openly about seeking help. A survey by McKinsey & Company found that about 80 percent of people report mental health stigma in the workplace.

Many people spend most of their time at work. That’s why almost half of all U.S. worksites offered some type of health promotion or wellness program in 2017.

Providing a corporate wellness program that stretches beyond traditional wellness programs harvests healthy habits among the employee populations and improves and boosts healthy outcomes, all these meanwhile increasing productivity, optimizing human talent and resource investments and strengthening employee engagement.

Here are the top trends shaping corporate Wellness Programs, which include mindfulness and meditation, stress management, and even making wellness a priority.

As a manager, you can take a variety of steps to support your team’s mental health. The good news is that many of the tools you need to do so are the same ones that make you an effective manager. This includes building a culture of connection through check-ins, modeling health behaviors, and offering flexibility.