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Normalizing Mental Health at Work

Normalizing mental health in the workplace requires a collective effort to create an inclusive and supportive environment. Here are some steps that can help promote the normalization of mental health:

  • Leadership Support and Policy Implementation: It is essential for leaders and managers to prioritize and openly support mental health initiatives. Develop policies that explicitly address mental health leave, outlining the process, confidentiality, and non-discriminatory practices.

  • Education and Awareness Programs: Organize workshops, seminars, or lunch-and-learn sessions to educate employees about mental health, including the importance of self-care and seeking support when needed. 

  • Open Communication Channels: Encourage open and non-judgmental discussions about mental health in the workplace. Foster an environment where employees feel comfortable sharing their challenges and seeking support.

  • Lead by Example: Leaders and managers should set a positive example by openly discussing their own experiences with mental health and self-care. Demonstrating vulnerability and resilience helps normalize the conversation around mental health and encourages employees to prioritize their well-being.

  • Celebrate Mental Health Awareness: Designate specific periods, such as Mental Health Awareness Month, to promote mental health conversations and activities. This helps create an ongoing dialogue and fosters a culture of acceptance.

By implementing these strategies, we can create an environment where mental health is prioritized, and employees feel supported in taking leave when necessary. Together, we can foster a workplace culture that values the well-being of each individual.


What if I have questions?

If you need help setting up a roadmap to wellness plan, please contact us and set up an appointment with Tracy - she specializes in helping people like you get back to wellness and get back to work.

You can send us a message, email us at, or give us a call at 236-423-0077

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