How to Create an ERG

for Mental Health

A free toolkit by Mind Share Partners

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Our free toolkit outlines the 7 essential steps to creating a mental health employee resource group (ERG).

Drawing from the scientific literature, insights from Mind Share Partners' forums and workshops, and interviews with companies such as Google, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon Media Group, and Zillow Group, we created a one-stop resource to equip you with the facts, questions, and considerations for creating an effective mental health ERG.

In this toolkit, you'll learn about:

  1. Understanding mental health, wellness, and disability.

  2. Evaluating your company's culture for mental health.

  3. Making the case for a mental health ERG.

  4. How to talk about mental health and stigma.

  5. Workplace regulations and partnering with HR.

  6. Marketing your ERG and communications.

  7. Planning a portfolio of meaningful activities.

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Johnson & Johnson's Mental Health Diplomats ERG grew from 100 to almost 1,000 people in just over a year, becoming one of the fastest growing ERGs the company has ever had.

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Additional Resources for Mental Health ERGs


"How to Form a Mental Health Employee Resource Group"
Harvard Business Review


Virtual Community for Mental Health ERGs
Mind Share Partners


An Evolving List of Employee Resource Groups for Mental Health in the U.S.
Mind Share Partners

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