PIHRA Santa Clarita
8 Things HR Can Do to Improve Mental Health
in the Workplace
presented by Noma Bruton
Employee mental health concerns cost United States workplaces hundreds of billions per year due to presenteeism, absenteeism, and other costs. It’s estimated that one in five American workers experiences a mental health challenge each year. And yet, most executives and HR leaders shy away from the subject. The stigma associated with mental health creates a “don’t ask, don’t tell” workplace where employees aren’t connected to treatment resources and business productivity suffers. Most HR professionals aren’t trained to identify mental health conditions, or to talk about mental health with employees, or to make referrals to sources that could help.
Research has shown that engaging the workforce in specific mental wellness activities will increase protective factors in individuals and decrease workplace distress while boosting productivity and income. This presentation will help participants understand the major mental health issues affecting American workers, discuss best practice strategies for mental wellness in the workplace, and improve the mental health environment of the workplace.
Participants will learn the following:
- The mental health issues impacting employees and the workplace.
- How to talk about mental health in the workplace.
- Best practices for engaging employees in mental wellness initiatives and how to integrate mental health and emotional well-being into a company-sponsored wellness program.
- How to implement strategies to improve mental health in the workplace.
7:30am - 8:00am - Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:00am - 8:15am - Welcome
8:15am - 9:15am - Speaker
Noma Bruton is Principal of Sagacity HR in Costa Mesa, CA and is a certified mental health first aid trainer. Prior to launching Sagacity HR, she was Chief Human Resources Officer at Pacific Mercantile Bank and at Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Over the course of her HR career, she has specialized in compensation, recruiting, leadership development and process improvement. A graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas, she completed the UC Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute program and is certified in Six Sigma process improvement methodology. Since leaving her role as a CHRO in the banking community, she is passionate about promoting mental health in the workplace.
This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
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This program has been approved for 1.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.
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