Mental Health & Wellness in the Workplace Course
Session 1: Overview and Impact of Mental Health, Behavioral Health, and Addiction in the Workplace
This module sets the context for the course and introduces the business case for addressing mental health and wellness in the workplace. Participants will be presented with the financial impact of mental health and wellness in the workplace, and gain an understanding of how the remainder of the course will proceed and what they can be expect to learn.
Session 2: The Changing Climate of the Workplace
This module introduces the concept of the changing workplace culture to promote wellness. Participants will gain an understanding of how leaders can support employees by making mental health and wellness a priority in the workplace.
Session 3: Foundations of Identification and Approach to Mental Health, Behavioral Health, and addiction
This module introduces foundational information on the identification and approach to mental health, behavioral health, and addiction topics. Participants will gain an understanding of how they can prepare themselves to identify and approach these challenges in the workplace through learning key concepts and terms about mental health, behavioral health, and addiction, and the history of how these have been identified and approached in the past.
Session 4: Identifying Mental Health, Behavioral Health, and addiction Issues in the Workplace
This module introduces common challenges related to mental health, behavioral health, and addiction that may be seen in the workplace. Participants will gain an understanding of how to identify these concerns and how to determine the level of urgency in addressing them.
Session 5: Approaching Mental Health, Behavioral Health, and addiction issues in the workplace
This module introduces the procedure for how to approach someone in the workplace who may be living with mental health, behavioral health, or addiction challenges. Participants will gain an understanding of how to approach these situations in a workplace setting.
Session 6: Trauma and Suicide
This module introduces several special topics concerning wellness in the workplace that do not fall into the mental health, behavioral health, or addiction categories, mainly focusing on trauma and suicide. This module will help participants gain an understanding of other circumstances that may impact workplace wellness and how to mitigate them.
Session 7: Wellness
This module introduces the use of community, organizational, and national resources and how to use them in the workplace to support wellness of employees. This session will include a presentation from the Office of the Surgeon General on workplace wellness, a presentation from Mental Health America about the Bell Seal designation, and information on how to access local and national resources to promote workplace wellness.