Mental Health in the Workplace: Strategies to Support Your Employees


With the impact of COVID-19 lasting longer than initially predicted, it’s no surprise that many employees have hit the “Pandemic Wall.” Additionally, employers are seeing the toll it’s having on the mental wellness of their employees. Even as workplaces are starting to open up more, the potential long-term effects are alarming.  The need to prioritize mental health has never been greater.
According to Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition, the:

  • risk of depression is 71% higher than before COVID-19
  • risk of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is 33% higher than before COVID-19, and
  • sustained attention is 27% worse than before COVID-19.

By understanding the full impact COVID-19 has had on mental health in the workplace, leaders can better help employees get past the wall, spot the signs of mental health issues, and reduce workplace stressors. Our program will provide leaders with strategies to support employees, both during and after this crisis.  Join us to learn:

  • The most prevalent mental health issues impacting your remote and on-site employees
  • How HR professionals can intervene in mental health related crises
  • The true effect stress has on mental wellness and workplace security
  • What role leaders in your organization can play to help with employee mental wellness

Program Highlights

Identifying & Addressing Mental Wellness Issues in Your Workplace

  • Understand the full impact of the pandemic on mental health in the workforce
  • What is stress and how does it affect the mental wellness of your employees?
  • How to intervene effectively when mental health is compromised
  • Recognize the warning signs and behavioral indicators of a mental health crisis
  • How mental health crisis can manifest in both on-site and remote employees
  • The crucial role co-workers and bystanders play

How HR and Organizational Leaders Can Assist Employees

  • At what point should we intervene when an employee is experiencing difficulty?
  • Communicating what mental health benefits and programs are available
  • Why it is important to destigmatize mental illness and how leaders can do it
  • How to display compassion and sensitivity while also focusing on the work and mission
  • Mitigation strategies and accommodations to connect employees with appropriate resources

We’ll address burning questions employers are asking such as:

  • How can we bring employees back to the workplace without increasing their stress level?
  • How do we support an employee who is experiencing a mental health issue?
  • Does discussing self-harm and suicide increase the risk that someone will attempt suicide?
  • What is the relationship between mental health and workplace security?
  • What are unique challenges facing remote workers in relation to stress and mental wellness?

About the Speaker

Terri Patterson is a Principal in Control Risks’ Crisis and Security Consulting practice, based in the Washington, DC office. She focuses on the impact of mental health issues in the corporate environment, specializing in threat assessment and case management.

A psychologist and recently retired career Executive and Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Terri has over two decades of experience leading law enforcement operations, strategic programs and critical incident preparedness.  She is a recognized expert in behavioral assessment and risk mitigation, with a specialization in global security solutions to combat criminal and national security threat actors.

Program Benefits

In this highly informative program, HR professionals and leaders in your organization will learn how to recognize when employees may be impacted by mental health issues. Discover what your organization can do to assist your workers, and steps to reduce workplace stressors for your on-site staff as well as remote employees.

If you’d like this program customized for your organization, call us at 1-800-964-6033. We’re certain we can fulfill your training needs, while making it fit in your budget!

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