Mental Health in the Workplace: Promoting Acceptance and Increasing Productivity

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Date: Friday April 7, 2023
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12:00 PM PDT | 03:00 PM EDT

Duration: 60 Minutes
Instructor: Joni Dolce 
Webinar Id: 803358
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Overview:

Mental health problems have the potential to negatively impact employees’ productivity and the overall morale of an organization.

Stress, depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns contribute to increased absenteeism, lateness, and an employee’s overall drive to do well and succeed in a company. Additionally, organizations are now confronted with post-COVID concerns and other pandemic related challenges, such as remote work, transitioning back from remote work, and employees who may be experiencing symptoms related to Long COVID, including those that directly impact mental health and wellness. Organizations and Human Resource (HR) professionals will need to address mental health problems in the workplace in order to retain good employees and to keep company morale high and workplaces productive. This webinar will explore strategies that HR professionals can employ to retain employees with mental health problems and to create a work environment that provides support and assistance to help the employee realize their potential and be productive workers. Webinar attendees will identify the consequences of mental health conditions in the workplace and the strategies and resources to support employees’ mental health and wellness.

Why should you Attend:
Continued pandemic related challenges and the impact on mental health create an opportunity for Human Resource professionals and others within organizations to examine their workplace practices to ensure they are addressing employee wellness. These continued challenges can have a negative impact on an employee's productivity and the overall morale of an organization. Stress, depression, anxiety and other mental health problems may contribute to an employee's increased absenteeism, lateness, and overall drive to do well and succeed in a company. This session will explore workplace features that promote acceptance and increased productivity.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Explore the consequences of mental health related problems in the workplace
  • Review wellness assessment tools
  • Identify workplace features that promote employee wellness and overall mental health

Who Will Benefit:
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Organization Leaders/Administrators
  • Employees
  • Supervisors

Speaker Profile
Joni Dolce, M.S., CRC is an assistant professor and employment consultant, providing training, consultation, and technical assistance to support the implementation of evidence-based practices as well as improving workplace wellness. Joni has many years of experience working in behavioral health and rehabilitation services, as a certified rehabilitation counselor as well as supervising staff.

She has authored and co-authored several articles and technical manuals/curriculum on career services, communication techniques, and staff training and presents and provides webinars and training on a variety of employment-related topics. She has provided intensive training and implementation consultation on a national level, including the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addictions Services, the NY Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, Washington State Healthcare Authority, the Veterans Administration, and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’ (SAMHSA) Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC).

Joni has been invited to present to Human Resource professionals on the topic of mental health in the workplace and is listed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a recommended speaker on this topic. She is currently a member of the MHTTC’s Dissemination and Implementation working group and is a past President of the National Rehabilitation Association’s NJ affiliate chapter and a past Secretary of the NJ Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. Joni is a doctoral candidate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation further exploring the impact of disclosure decision-making in employment.


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