“Employers who have asked this question are actually doing better,” she told HRD. “In our research, we’ve seen that employees whose employers focus on mental health are much more successful. It doesn’t have to be complicated – that’s the important thing. Really, if you have something of strategic importance, talk about it.

This was a difficult time that lasted longer than expected. Our lives have been disrupted – work is more stressful for many different reasons. It’s important for employers to just show that empathy matters – to talk about how it affects our collective mental health. #

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Another aspect of this strategy is to help employees feel seen and recognized – and to make recommendations when people actually come to you with problems.

“We often forget about employers’ available resources,” added Allen. “We don’t use them every day. However, employee assistance programs and public funding are very important. “

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