Anthem: 3 steps to improving mental health in the workplace

Productive teams thrive in workplace cultures that value positive mental health. According to a Forbes survey, 70% of people say their supervisors have a greater impact on their mental health than their therapist or behavioral health provider. 63% of responders say positive mental health makes them more committed to their work. Employers have a tremendous opportunity to address mental health in the workplace as they enhance employee benefits and whole-person care.

Three steps to help employees care for both body and mind by connecting them resources:

  1. Virtual Care delivers the right resources at the right time

Virtual care gives employees flexibility and access to care when and where it’s most convenient. Using their mobile device, they can directly connect with providers for consultations or counseling. Finding an appointment with a care provider is easy and can be made during lunch or breaks — making it simpler while reducing time away from work.

  1. Highlight Employee Assistance Program (EAP) resources

EAPs provide employees confidential counseling and referral resources to help navigate life’s challenges.  EAP plans can help with trauma recovery, stress management, and relationship problems by supporting employees through work and life pressures, legal or financial concerns, childcare, and parent care.

  1. Facilitate mental health support via behavioral health programs

The stigma of mental health support can discourage employees from discussing their needs. It’s important to understand that work and mental health are interconnected and can impact productivity or limit the meaningful connections made at work.

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