Supportive Performance Management: Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

Many employees can and do work while experiencing mental health issues such as depression or anxiety, with little impact on productivity. However, like any illness, there are situations in which the employee is not able to work due to the severity of the condition. In a majority of cases, supportive performance management can be the key to continued productivity. In this session, you will learn:

  • How to discuss mental health issues in the workplace to take away the negative stigma
  • How to communicate without judgment while being supportive and clear
  • Ways to consider emotional triggers and better understand the perspective of the employee
  • How to focus on the intended outcome & solutions rather than the problem
  • How to help employees develop their own solutions so they are more committed to overcoming the obstacles
  • Methods of creating a positive and constructive and safe environment
  • Ways for HR/Wellness and Communications departments to partner together to share the mental health initiatives internally and externally
  • How to best monitor and measure the effects of the mental health support provided to employees
  • Jerrika Swartz
    Clinical Communications Senior Specialist
    Atrium Health
  • Karla Lever, Ph.D.
    LCMHCS, CEAP, Director of Employee Assistance Program
    Atrium Health
  • Jefferson Darrell
    Breakfast Culture