- Posted by Jon Harju
- On August 21, 2020
When a person struggles with their mental health, it doesn’t end at home. Inevitably, it accompanies them to work. One way organizations can help employees address mental health challenges in the workplace is by making Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) readily available.
Benefits of CBT in the workplace
Today’s employees are facing a mental health epidemic. CBT is a clinically-validated tool designed to help people develop healthier thinking patterns in order to address mental health challenges, i.e, anxiety, depression, OCD. It is also highly effective for people facing daily life issues i.e. conflict with co-workers, managing workloads, family crises, or separation and divorce.
Introducing CBT into the workplace can have an extensive range of positive effects, such as:
- A healthy outlet for negative thoughts
- Reduced stress/anxiety, helping create a healthier and more productive workplace
- Potential to decrease mental health-related absences
- An overall greater understanding of mental health issues, helping to reduce stigma
How to implement CBT into your mental health program
Employers can provide employees with easy and stigma-free access to CBT treatment by:
- Incorporating an on-demand, virtual CBT tool into the mental health program
- Providing managers with basic CBT training so they understand its use and value, and can promote it to their staff
- Educating employees on the value of CBT tools through lunch ‘n’ learns and internal communications, for example
A strong organizational mental health program includes CBT
When CBT is part of an organization’s mental health program, employees have the right tools to manage their stress and anxiety by learning to reframe their negative thinking. Ultimately, CBT is part of the solution to empowering employees to take better care of their mental health so they can perform to their full potential.
Book a demo of Snapclarity’s virtual mental healthcare platform to see how it will transform your employees’ experience.