- Posted by Snapclarity
- On August 13, 2019
- In Blog
The status quo for workplace mental health is not cutting it. 1 in 5 of your employees are struggling with their mental health and nearly 50% can’t get access to the support they need.
So, how can HR leaders help change this?
Snapclarity and WorkTango have teamed up to present the webinar: How HR can empower their employees with their mental health. It will be co-presented by Terri Storey, CEO of Snapclarity, and Rob Catalano, CEO of WorkTango.
Ahead of the webinar, Terri and Rob have answered questions for a preview of how you can improve your organization’s mental health strategy — resulting in better employee mental health, positive outcomes and higher employee engagement.
What is one of the biggest shortcomings of current workplace mental health strategies?
Terri Storey: Most workplace mental health strategies are too heavily focused, or solely focused on mental health training for employees and managers. This training is incredibly important but your strategy needs to offer the right combination of training and tools ( i.e. evidence-based assessments, CBT tools, virtual therapy) to deliver a sustainable mental health strategy that helps employees get and stay healthy.
What is one of your top tips for how HR leaders can strengthen their organization’s mental health program?
Terri Storey: Employees experience mental health moments every day, and too often these go unsupported. Organizations need to structure their mental health program to ensure employees have continuous, quality support along the way.
What is the relationship between mental health and employee engagement?
Rob Catalano: When employees come to work mentally unwell, they struggle to stay engaged, feel inspired and deliver results. Without good workplace mental health, organizations will not have high employee engagement. By strengthening your workplace mental health strategy, you lay the foundation for highly engaged employees who can keep pace with the speed of work, innovate, create and drive results.
Why do we need technology to engage employees with mental health?
Terri Storey: By leveraging technology, we can address the numerous barriers employees’ face to accessing mental healthcare. For example, a technology solution can drive down the high costs, shorten lengthy wait times, ease navigation of the mental healthcare system, better facilitate confidentiality and discretion, and provide employees with convenient, accessible mental health support.
Rob Catalano: Not many people are using carrier pigeons, rotary phones, or dial-up anymore to communicate and stay connected, and in that light, new technology is supporting the ability to connect with others to support mental health, or in our world at WorkTango, easily hear the voice of employee to build a better employee experience.
For Terri and Rob’s full insights about how to empower employees with their mental health, join the webinar on Thursday, August 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET.