NAMI-NYC’s Workplace Mental Health Initiative provides custom support to employers seeking to promote employee wellbeing and supportive mental health practices in the workplace while reducing stigma towards mental illnesses.
Now, more than ever, employers need to prioritize employee mental health. The stats speak for themselves:
Our workplace mental health training and technical assistance offerings can be tailored for your specific needs to:
Promote good mental health for all employees and provide education to increase awareness and reduce stigma towards mental health in the workplace.
Create flexible organizational policies, and facilitate open discussions about mental health challenges to promote caregiving and self-care, and reduce burnout and stress.
Ensure all employees and their families understand the array of mental health services available to them through company resources and NAMI-NYC to support them when and how they need it.
Why Workplace Mental Health?
Whether we’re currently experiencing symptoms related to any kind of mental health challenge, caring for family or friends, or just feeling burned out, the workplace can be a source of support…or increase our stress.
While companies previously focused on improving employee wellbeing, COVID-19 has shown us the great need and critical importance of prioritizing employee mental health.
People are struggling and many are afraid to discuss mental health challenges at work.
In addition to the struggles of each and every employee, mental health also impacts the workplace.
The good news is many employees who experience mental health challenges and receive appropriate treatment will have full, productive careers.
Current NAMI-NYC Workplace Mental Health Training Topics
Workplace Mental Health 101
This training dispels common myths about mental illnesses while providing attendees with information about common mental health conditions, their warning signs, and what to do if they or someone they know may be experiencing a mental health condition.
Supporting Employees Experiencing Burnout in the Workplace
This training provides an overview of burnout, how it differs from stress and other mental illnesses, and identifies the six main causes of burnout in the workplace and ways to mitigate them.
Building Resilience in the Workplace
This training will provide a short overview of the emotional responses to a traumatic event and their impact on employee mental health.
Managing for Mental Health in the Modern Workplace
This training provides managers with an overview of the impact of poor mental health on the workplaces and the skills to discuss mental health challenges with employees in a supportive way while respecting professional boundaries and maintaining their own mental well-being.
Balancing Compassion and Accountability in the Workplace
In this training we build on the topics discussed in the Managing for Mental Health in the Modern Workplace training to describe elements of creating a performance management system that facilitates accountability for all employees while providing support for employees who may be struggling.
We are here for you to discuss options for individual advising strategies, schedule a training, or customize a training that is not currently on that list.
NAMI-NYC Wall Street Mental Health Collaborative
The NAMI-NYC Wall Street Mental Health Collaborative is a first-of-its-kind, year-long mental health initiative, designed exclusively for financial services firms, to reduce stigma surrounding mental health challenges for employees and the industry at-large. The Collaborative is part of NAMI-NYC’s continued expansion of its signature Workplace Mental Health Initiative.
The three goals of the Collaborative to change the culture surrounding employee mental health are:
- Reduce stigma so that employees can show up as their full selves in the workplace;
- Increase social support so that employees feel psychologically safe sharing new ideas or asking for help when needed;
- Foster community engagement and build trust so that employees feel a deeper connection to each other, their employer, and create a sense of purpose and community.
In addition to networking opportunities to share learnings and enhance existing employee engagement activities (i.e., team-building, volunteering), the Collaborative’s mental health program, led by Rachael Steimnitz, offers its financial services partners:
- Five steering committee meetings — specifically for human resources, employee development teams, and other internal company mental health champions — to offer direct input and guide the Collaborative’s actions and goals throughout the year;
- Two panels where employees from all companies will learn specific best practices related to bettering employee mental health within the financial services industry;
- Five remote training sessions — available to all employees — on a variety of topics related to workplace mental health.
If you’re interested in learning more, reach out to our Workplace Mental Health Director Rachael Steimnitz or our Workplace Mental Health Manager Alayna Auerbach.