May Educational Luncheon - Mental Health in the Workplace: How can HR Professionals Address Employee Wellness, Raise Awareness, and Foster a Supportive Culture?

  • 16 May 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Norris Conference Center, 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216


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Mental Health in the Workplace: How can HR Professionals Address Employee Wellness, Raise Awareness, and Foster a Supportive Culture?

Approved for 1 SHRM & HRCI business credit.

HR’s role in employee mental health is significant. HR must be able to provide personnel with the assistance required to navigate life’s challenges. According to SHRM, the role of Mental Health Awareness month is multifaceted:

  • Educate the public and raise awareness.
  • Combat stigma
  • Support mental health policies
  • Provide support.
  • Remove treatment barriers for people with mental illness.
According to a Gallup study, stress is at an all-time high among office employees. Creating a culture of wellness is not just a nice initiative but a critical well-being strategy.

These are only a few of the studies related to the benefits of wellness programs:

  • For every dollar spent on wellness programs, Companies save $5.82 in lower employee absenteeism costs (ISDH)
  • Workplaces with engaged employees enjoy 17% higher productivity than companies with a disengaged workforce (Gallup)
  • Employers who create cultures of health see 11% lower turnover than employers who do little to prioritize employee wellbeing (Mercer)
  • Wellness programming provides a competitive advantage across recruitment and retention efforts.
  • 47% of active job seekers want to leave their job because of bad company culture (Hays)
  • 75% of workers have experienced burnout, with 40% saying they’ve experienced burnout specifically during the pandemic (FlexJobs, 2021).

Panelists include:

Jermaine King
Download full bio here: Jermaine King Bio.pdf

Alan Xenakis, (Doc X MD), MD, ScD, MPH, MS Professor, Health, Ethics, and Applied Sciences, Chair, SPS Department of Health Sciences Director, PaCE Center for Cognitive Bias, Heuristics, and Human Behavior
Download full bio here: Dr. Alan Xenakis Bio.pdf

Gregory Pittman, LCDC @ Lifetime Recovery
Download full bio here: Gregory Pittman Bio.pdf

Thank you to our Sponsor!

SAHRMA Member registration: $30
Non-Member registration: $40
SAHRMA Student: $10

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