Building a Workplace Mental Health and Wellness Program

Addressing employee mental health and well-being is increasingly a top priority for business leaders. Amid rising rates of overdoses and suicides nationwide, taking a proactive approach to caring for the body, the mind, and the spirit benefits everyone.  Stress, burnout, addiction, and depression ultimately cost employers billions in productivity and health care related expenses.  It’s time to take a human-centered approach to work culture and to prioritize thriving over surviving.

As today’s top talent demands better access to mental health care and innovative strategies to address well-being, executives must showcase tangible solutions.  The Kennedy Forum Illinois is uniquely positioned to share best practices with your organization.


What are your strengths when it comes to mental health culture and access to care? Where are your opportunities for growth? Based on years of experience working with forward-thinking organizations across the country, we can assess your team’s approach and offerings, and help to structure a framework for improvement.

Workplace Culture

  • Help to assemble a strong internal team that can prioritize employee mental health.
  • Provide mental health training sessions tailored specifically to your organization. Trainings range from a 1-hour lunch-and-learn session to an 8-hour Mental Health First Aid training session (with certificate).

Health Insurance

  • Measure the effectiveness of the organization’s health insurance policy regarding access to mental health and addiction care and provide recommendations for improving coverage.
  • Ensure your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is comprehensive, adequate, and accessible to your employees.


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