How does your workplace make #MindsMatter? With Mental Illness Awareness Week, World Mental Health Day and Healthy Workplace Month all taking place in October, there’s never bene a better time to ask.
That’s why all month long CivicAction’s MindsMatter initiative will be sharing stories from organizations and companies of all sizes are taking to foster better workplace mental health.
Below we’ve compiled teasers of stories from organizations taking their next steps towards a more supportive work environment for their people. Click the links to learn more and follow the #MindsMatter conversation on Twitter this October.
Daily gratitude at Inkblot Therapy
Every morning, Inkblot team members share updates on what they’re are focusing on with the team, starting with what they’re feeling grateful for that day. Having a daily gratitude practice has been shown to promote positivity, improve well-being, reduce pain, and support stress management and good sleep. Read more at this link.
Evergreen’s passport to mental health support
After than employee experienced a serious mental health issue, senior management and staff at Evergreen rallied together. The employee was embraced by Evergreen staff and connected to the assistance they needed to get better. But getting to that point meant ensuring employees knew what supports and resources were readily available. And like any good journey, Evergreen realized a passport was needed to get the most out of the experience. Read more at this link.
Mental heath with an entrepreneurial spirit at DMZ
Many entrepreneurs are still not talking openly about their mental well-being, and many in the start-up world will experience what’s called the “founder’s blues.” Though entrepreneurs will often face high levels of stress and anxiety, DMZ is working to provide access to the proper tools to maneuver the daily ups and downs of startup life. Read more at this link.
People-powered action at Bryson Insurance
Developing adequate mental health supports can seem daunting for small- to medium-sized organizations. But Bryson Insurance stands out as an example as a small but mighty organization making mental health and wellness a priority for its people—the same group who provide the inspiration and drive for the organization’s workplace mental health initiatives. Read more at this link.
Active Allies at GE Canada
At GE Canada, the word “ally” is not a title, it’s an action. The company’s vision to create a nurturing, stigma-free, and respectful work environment for their 6500 employees has found some of its greatest success through a their Mental Health Ally program. Read more at this link.
Curious what next step your organization can take? Take the FREE MindsMatter assessment. In just three minutes you’ll receive a tailored, three-step action plan for your organization. Get started at http://mindsmatter.civicaction.ca.