Workplace Mental Health
Beginning the Journey: How To Start a Mental Health Employee Resource Group In Your Workplace
Speakers: Douglas Brush and Stefanie Hoffman
During the pandemic, many companies created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), providing community, education and advocacy, to address a growing mental health workplace crisis. This session will serve as a roadmap for employees looking to stand up a mental health ERG in their organization — from identifying a need and creating a leadership team, to holding difficult conversations with HR and legal to creating meaningful programming to effectively serving the mental health needs of a diverse workforce.
Creating a Culture of Support: Mental Health in the Workplace
Speakers: Aleta Barnett and Christine Michaels, MSHSA
American workers are stressed out, burned out, and in need of help. While more workplaces are looking for ways to prioritize mental health, many executives don’t know where to begin. During this session, presenters will explain how NAMI leaders can use their personal and professional experiences with mental health to help companies address escalating rates of burnout and develop practices to support employees affected by mental health conditions.
Breaking Ground in Law Enforcement: The Mental Wellness Check-in Initiative
Speaker: Adrienne Augustus, MPA
In 2021, the City of Hyattsville Police Department launched a groundbreaking initiative: Every officer and dispatcher would be required to meet once a quarter in one-on-one, 50-minute mental wellness check-in sessions with licensed mental health professionals. In this session, the program developer will discuss how the Department launched it, the partnerships and funding required, and the hurdles, successes, and results after one year of sessions at this small Maryland police department.
Data-Informed Workplace Mental Health Strategy
Speaker: Serena H. Huang, Ph.D.
A thought-provoking session on workplace mental health strategy. Dr. Serena Huang, a data analytics and HR executive with experience measuring workplace wellbeing in Fortune 500 companies, will inspire the participants to create effective strategies to improve employee mental health.
Raising the Bar for Workplace Mental Health
Speakers: Bettina Thompson (she/her) and Siska Treacy, MBA
Leaders at global organizations and companies around the world have established workplace programs to improving employee well-being, setting a bar for workplace health. The future of work now depends on how companies can continue to raise this bar. Learn how Amazon is taking on the problems of mental health access, quality, and impact head on, and ensuring that all employees and their families have access to a range of mental health and well-being resources to meet their unique needs.
The Rx for Well-Being: A New Framework for Enabling Holistic and Inclusive Well-Being
Speakers: Dana Rixter and Tyece Wilkins-Amadi
The Rx for Well-Being, a framework inspired by The Blue Zones, frames well-being with an inclusive lens, providing simple yet meaningful ways for employees to take care of themselves. The Rx for Well-Being focuses on three key areas:
MEDS: Mindfulness, Exercise (Movement), Diet and Sleep
Vitamin C: Connection, Compassion, Cash/Credit Comfort and Comedy
Vitamin D: Nature
Leading with Humanity – Showing the Value of Connected Communities
Speakers: Oscar Arango, LPC and Jennifer Knapp
This session will discuss what some retail communities are doing in the mental health space for their teams and community members.
-Educating on the headwinds impacting our most vulnerable communities
– Learn tactics of how to respond to community members by emotionally de-escalating and connecting them to services
-Discuss unique ways we can show up for those who may be going through or homelessness, drug/substance abuse or mental health crisis