May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
Start the conversation at your company with our free communications toolkit.
Did you know?
84% of employees have experienced symptoms of poor mental health at work, but 69% won’t tell a friend or colleague?
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By opening the dialogue around mental health and sharing resources, you can reduce the business costs of poor mental health and take steps towards creating a mentally health company culture that supports its employees.
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What's in the Toolkit?
Our toolkit will equip you with templates and messaging to communicate your company’s support for creating a mentally healthy workplace throughout May's Mental Health Awareness Month.
Internal message templates
What is the toolkit?
Our communications toolkit for May Mental Health Awareness Month will equip you with customizable templates and messaging to communicate your company’s support for creating a mentally healthy workplace.
Why should I use this toolkit?
Mental health affects everyone. Research shows that 84% of employees have experienced symptoms of poor mental health at work. Yet most people will not use the supports available to them, often because of the stigma surrounding mental health conditions. While most mental health conditions are treatable, people will wait 10 years on average before seeking treatment. According to NAMI, employees are reluctant to use benefits unless they perceive that their organization supports the use of these benefits.
The first step to erasing this stigma is communication. Our toolkit provides customizable resources across traditional communication channels to raise awareness about workplace mental health, help companies communicate to their employees that they care about mental health at work, and equip employees at all levels of the organization to play an active part in creating a culture of support for mental health at work.
Companies in the U.S. are losing $17 billion every year in lost productivity due to unaddressed mental health concerns. By downloading and implementing this toolkit, you can start reducing the stigma, and increasing the ability for your employees to thrive.
What's in the toolkit?
The toolkit includes:
A Toolkit Overview with instructions for how to customize and implement each communications tool.
An Awareness Flyer that includes statistics about the prevalence of mental health conditions and mental health stigma at work, as well as concrete actions anyone at your company can take to support mental health at work. Place visibly in common areas and/or distribute directly to people’s desks.
Display Slides that include statistics around the prevalence of mental health conditions and mental health stigma at work, quotes and anecdotes about workplace mental health by prominent leaders, and concrete actions anyone at your company can take to support mental health at work. Display on screens or print and display as posters in common areas. Customizable with your company’s logo and resources.
A Resources Flyer with a variety of workplace mental health resources including emergency resources, clinical resources, peer support, and informational and editorial resources. Place visibly in common areas, distribute directly to people’s desks, or share virtually to ensure everyone is aware of the resources available to them to support their mental health. Customizable with your company’s resources.
Internal Message Templates that can be sent via Slack, text, or other short messaging platform and include statistics about the prevalence of mental health conditions and other informational resources. Use these short, customizable message templates to communicate support for workplace mental health to your employees internally. Consider who might be the best person for these messages to come from. A trusted individual in an executive position is ideal.
Social media posts that can be shared on your company's social media accounts to raise awareness about workplace mental health, identify your company as a change agent in the workplace mental health space, and encourage other companies to join the movement. Use these customizable social media templates for your company to share on your external social media communications.
How much does this toolkit cost?
This toolkit is completely free to the general public. If you would like to support Mind Share Partners and the work that we do, consider donating today.
I love the toolkit and I’m interested in more support! How can I talk to Mind Share Partners about this?
If you are interested in on-going, more in-depth support, Mind Share Partners also offers workshops and advising services, including additional support for internal communications and other initiatives.
Is attribution required?
While we do not require you to attribute the contents of the toolkit to Mind Share Partners, we would love to hear from you, whether you connect with us directly or tag us on social media (@mindsharepartners on Facebook and LinkedIn and @mindshareorg on Twitter).
We are always looking to hear about, learn from, and share stories from change agents like yourself in the workplace mental health space. Connect with us.