Workplace mental health must be treated by leadership with the same level of operational importance as internet access and functioning electricity because many employees already feel this way.
A successful workplace mental health strategy is not like an annual fire drill. It must be embedded into everything we do and co-authored by the people who it affects. How can leadership help? Find creative ways to meaningfully platform the voices of staff who are willing to share their own personal experiences.
When booking mental health speakers who allow for discussion, invite staff to participate as panellists on behalf of their peers as experts in their own experience.