How Business Leaders Can Fight the Mental Health Stigma

As employee burnout skyrockets, it’s a crucial time for business leaders to advocate for the mental wellbeing for their people.

The pandemic has negatively impacted the mental health of nearly 8 in 10 members of the global workforce.1 With stress and anxiety on the rise, employees are also at risk of sleep problems, poor nutritional habits, increased alcohol consumption or substance use, and worsening chronic conditions. 

For employers, this is a recipe for disaster. Poor mental health significantly impacts the ability of employees to thrive at work and can lead to decreased engagement, increased presenteeism, workplace accidents, a decrease in net earnings, and burnout.  

While the topic of mental health is discussed more frequently than in years past, the stigma still exists. Are you creating a safe and inclusive workplace environment that allows employees to prioritize their mental wellbeing? 

Watch this webinar replay to hear from Mandie Conforti, LCSW, Senior Director of Employer and EAP Strategy at Spring Health, and Paige Lapen, MPH, Director of Product Marketing at Virgin Pulse, as they discuss empathetic leadership, preventing burnout, and reducing employee stress and anxiety.  

Meet your speakers:

Mandie Conforti, LCSW
Senior Director of Employer and EAP Strategy
Spring Health
Paige Lapen, MPH
Director of Product Marketing
Virgin Pulse

Watch this webinar replay to learn:

  • Why empathy is an essential leadership skill in today’s world 
  • How to encourage employees to utilize the mental health benefits available to them 
  • Why employers should be proactive about managing employee mental health and wellbeing  

1. Forbes

Virgin Pulse is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Watch this webinar replay to receive 1 PDC.

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