Millions of employees spend a large part of their day, and lifetime, at work, increasing the effect that workplaces have on employees’ mental health and well-being. MHA’s workplace initiatives are part of an ongoing commitment to uncover workplace disparities, promote meaningful change in organizational practices, and develop resources to address the mental health needs of employees.
Workplace Mental Health Programs
MHA’s Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health is a national certification program that recognizes employers committed to creating mentally healthy workplaces. With 40 years’ experience in workplace wellness, and expertise from our 2020 Workplace Advisory Board, MHA developed standards to evaluate an employer’s policies and practices that support employee mental health and well-being.
Organizations with Bell Seal certification are recognized as leaders in workplace mental health. Their efforts are elevated on a national scale, and they serve as an example to other companies developing their own mental health initiatives.
Begin the application process to become a Bell Seal certified organization here.
With support from The Faas Foundation, MHA embarked on a multi-year research project on workplace mental health with the launch of the Work Health Survey in 2015. Between 2015 and 2020, MHA has analyzed over 33,000 employee surveys across 19 industries in the U.S. and published four Mind the Workplace Reports:
- Workplace Wellness Report: Mind the Workplace 2018
- Workplace Wellness Report: Mind the Workplace 2019
- Creating A Healthy Workplace: Impact of Supervisor Support and Company Culture
- Workplace Wellness Report: Mind the Workplace 2021
Survey findings explored the relationships between managerial style, workplace health and employee engagement, concepts that have, in recent years, become more measurable, and indicative of workplace stress levels and overall mental health.
How does your workplace measure up for mental health?
An employer that strives to improve workplace culture, offers meaningful benefits and commits to mental health from the top-down can make a considerable impact on its organization’s financial, emotional, and social health. When an employer invests in mental health, it is simply better for employees and better for business.
Find more information about how to improve mental health in your workplace below:
Are you facing challenges at work that are affecting your mental health? Learn more about how to take care of yourself when dealing with workplace issues with MHA’s employee resources.
If you’re concerned about your mental health, consider taking a short (1-2 minutes), anonymous, confidential, and free mental health screen through MHA’s Screening-to-Supports (S2S) program. After taking a screen, S2S offers general resources to help you care for your mental health.
MHA’s workplace mental health initiatives are made possible through the generous contributions of individuals and organizations that share our vision of a healthy America. This portion of our campaign is supported through philanthropic contributions from The Faas Foundation