Upcoming event places focus on mental health in the workplace
According to a 2023 survey by Spill, a digital resource connecting people to online mental health professionals, nearly half of people surveyed (48 percent) say their mental well-being deteriorated in 2022. Twenty-eight percent said they are miserable in their workplace and six in 10 employees feel emotionally detached at work.
The figures are stark. And considering that mental health issues cost the global economy about $1 trillion annually in working days lost due to depression and anxiety, there can be strong business case made for providing mental health resources to employees.
To commemorate World Mental Health Day on Tuesday, Oct. 10, MMAC will host "Investing in Our People: Prioritizing Mental Health in the Workplace."
The event will feature a panel discussion including experts, advocates and industry leaders who will provide their insight and answer questions about mental health issues and the need for support in all aspects of our lives, including the workplace.
The group will also touch on the shift toward flexible work arrangements and how business leadership plays a key role in the mental well-being of their employees. You’ll also receive tips and best practices that you can apply to enhance your mental well-being at work.