Mental health is an essential aspect of life. One main reason one may have mental health issues is that they do not know how to deal with them. They may get overwhelmed, or they may feel helpless and lose confidence in themselves. This can cause one to feel hopeless and unable to function properly in their day-to-day life.

A mental health awareness campaign can effectively promote mental health in the workplace. Educating employees on how they can help themselves will make them more comfortable speaking up when they need help. Employees should be made aware that there are several ways that they can support each other when it comes to dealing with mental health issues at work:


  1. Encourage them to be more active in the therapy.
    One can encourage employees to be more active in therapy and counseling by offering sessions for free or subsidizing the cost of sessions. Also, a person can send emails encouraging employees to reach out if they feel down or stressed out.


  1. Ensure the company’s policies are in place
    Another way to promote mental health is by ensuring that all the company policies are in place so that everyone knows what is expected of them regarding their mental health. This will ensure that everyone follows through with the plan and does not get away with doing things that may lead to poor mental health overall.


  1. Create a wellness committee
    It would be best if someone also considered creating a committee within the organization dedicated solely to working on improving team member wellness, including mental health issues. This committee could be made up of high-level managers or supervisors who could take care of things from time management issues to stress management techniques, etc., while still ensuring that their jobs are being done properly as well!


  1. Encourage employees to speak up about their feelings.
    Team members must be able to talk about their feelings openly without fear of being judged or harassed by other workers at the workplace. This makes it easier for everyone involved in the situation, especially if it requires someone who needs help but cannot admit it out loud due to embarrassment or shame.


Some people with mental health problems do not even realize they have them. This is why employers need to provide employees with training on how to identify and deal with any mental health issues that they may have.

Originally published on Herrick Lipton’s website.