Nearly half of American workers have been suffering from stress, depression and anxiety since the COVID-19 pandemic began, taking a toll on their overall well-being. By addressing mental health issues in the workforce, employers can not only improve the overall health and well-being of their employees but also reduce healthcare costs for their business and workforce.
Studies show mental health treatment can help
empower people to live better lives. Employers that bring workforce health tools to their employees are well-served by thinking strategically around a total health approach — addressing and integrating employees’ physical and mental health.
There are several best practices and interventions to address mental health in the workplace, including:
- Offering workplace wellness programs to identify those at risk to provide support and treatment
- Providing free or subsidized lifestyle coaching, including behavioral health services
- Offering mental health counseling telehealth services through benefits
- Implementing an Employee Assistance Program
- Engaging in suicide prevention awareness campaigns that happen throughout the year
- Having an available virtual library of specific trainings geared towards work-from-home employees focused on work-life balance and promoting engagement
- Promote information about the risks of self-medicating with alcohol or benzodiazepines during high-stress times
- Ensure all wellness activities and programming are culturally inclusive and support a diverse workforce equally
Learn more about how COVID-19 has impacted workforce mental health and how you can help your members.
Telligen has tools to help you support your workers’ mental health.
Telligen offers Mental Health Solutions across all of our programs.