Nothing is more important for organizations than building a workplace that ensures mental wellbeing of employees

Consider this stunning fact: The annual cost of treating mood disorders is around an unimaginable 50 billion USD in the US. Depression alone out beats heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes in terms of days lost. Untreated mental health and stress conditions cost American employers these huge amounts of money every year because such employees indulge in absenteeism, which results in reduced productivity and compensation claims. It is also equally disturbing to note that untreated, undiagnosed, or ineffectively treated depression is the leading cause of suicide.

A host of problems associated with a mentally unhealthy workplace

A workplace in which the employees are mentally unhealthy suffers from poor morale and staff engagement, high staff turnover and potential penalties for breaches of work health and safety legislation. All these lead to a shrinkage in the business’s reputation, and shows it in poor light with customers, potential clients and employees.

The ways of implementing a mentally healthy workplace will be the teaching a webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the HR industry, will be imparting at a webinar. Jim Zalud, who has been conducting seminars for business and law enforcement personnel for the past 30 years, will be the speaker at this valuable webinar.

To enroll for this webinar, please register by logging on to This webinar has been approved for 1.25 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Consider the opposite scenario

On the other hand, psychologically healthy workplaces are positive and productive, and their employees are usually the best when it comes to the ROI they give for the company. Businesses that actively promote good mental health programs are usually excellent places to work in, because of which they attract and retain top talent. By supporting people with mental health conditions and encouraging openness, they create workplace cultures that are diverse and inclusive.

A TowerWatson Report in 2010 concluded that companies with the most effective Psychological Health and Productivity programs had:

  • 11% more revenue per employee
  • 28% higher shareholder returns
  • Lower medical trends
  • Fewer absences per employee

Examples of healthy workplaces

Understanding the ways of identifying and dealing with someone who may be suicidal is very crucial for organizations. This is something about which everyone in the organization needs to be familiar. This webinar will show management personnel the steps that have been taken by professionals and executives to perceive, process, and follow up on, to build a psychologically healthy organization.

Jim will help participating organizations to identify the variables of employee involvement in building a workplace psychological health plan. He will offer assistance in reviewing their organization’s current plans and procedures, assist them in developing an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and provide them direction and contacts of available assistance programs in their respective areas.

Jim will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Know the variables of a psychologically healthy organization
  • Know how to construct a Psychological Health Model
  • Know the signs of an employee in crisis
  • Know what to do to mitigate a crisis situation
  • Know how to accommodate a returning stressed employee
  • Know the resources and partnerships available to facilitate a plan.

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