Talking about mental health isn’t taboo in Andrea McCabe’s fifth-grade class at Chatterton School in Merrick, New York. It’s just another day at school.
Any successful business strategy requires continuous evaluation, refinement, and improvement. Workplace initiatives are no different, and programs that are reactive typically fail to gain traction and lose effectiveness over time. As the tide begins to turn and workplace mental health programs become more commonplace – and even expected – organizations need to ensure that they are approaching workplace mental health thoughtfully and methodically. Alongside a culture that accepts cognitive diversity and a management team that recognizes mental health as a priority, organizations need adaptive processes and tools in place to continuously improve mental health support and services.