Workplace Mental Health

NAMI-NYC’s Workplace Mental Health Initiative provides custom support to employers seeking to promote employee wellbeing and supportive mental health practices in the workplace while reducing stigma towards mental illnesses.

Now, more than ever, employers need to prioritize employee mental health.

The stats speak for themselves:


Increased rates of people reporting symptoms of depression and/or anxiety since pre-COVID times


Cost to employers due to lost workdays from depression alone


Employees who reported fear of disclosing mental health challenges

Our workplace mental health training and technical assistance offerings can be tailored for your specific needs to:

Promote good mental health for all employees and provide education to increase awareness and reduce stigma towards mental health in the workplace.

Create flexible organizational policies, and facilitate open discussions about mental health challenges to promote caregiving and self-care, and reduce burnout and stress.

Ensure all employees and their families understand the array of mental health services available to them through company resources and NAMI-NYC to support them when and how they need it.

How can we help? Let’s set up a call to talk.

Why Workplace Mental Health?

Whether we’re currently experiencing symptoms related to any kind of mental health challenge, caring for family or friends, or just feeling burned out, the workplace can be a source of support…or increase our stress.

While companies previously focused on improving employee wellbeing, COVID-19  has shown us the great need and critical importance of prioritizing employee mental health.

People are struggling and many are afraid to discuss mental health challenges at work.

In addition to the struggles of each and every employee, mental health also impacts the workplace.

The good news is many employees who experience mental health challenges and receive appropriate treatment will have full, productive careers.

Current NAMI-NYC Workplace Mental Health Training Topics

Mental Health 101

This training dispels common myths about mental illnesses while providing attendees with information about common mental health conditions, their warning signs, and what to do if they or someone they know may be experiencing a mental health condition.

In Our Own Voice

In this presentation, people with mental health conditions share their powerful personal stories.

Addressing Collective Trauma from COVID-19 – Integrating Trauma informed practices in the workplace

This training describes the impact of collective trauma on workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, different stages of emotional responses to trauma, and concludes with tactical recommendations to integrate trauma-informed practices in the workplace.

Supporting Employees Experiencing Burnout in the Workplace

This training provides an overview of burnout, how it differs from stress and other mental illnesses, and identifies the six main causes of burnout in the workplace and ways to mitigate them.

Mental Health Tips & Tools for Managers

This presentation gives managers tips and tools to work with employees to address issues that negatively impact job performance, increase productivity, and help maintain healthy working relationships with peers and supervisors.

Promoting Mental Health and Accountability in the Workplace

In this training we build on the topics discussed in the Mental Health Tips & Tools for Managers training to describe elements of creating a performance management system that facilitates accountability for all employees while providing support for employees who may be struggling with their mental health.

Coping with Stress in the Workplace during COVID-19

This presentation teaches participants about stress – how to identify the most common sources of workplace stress, and learn stress-reduction strategies and techniques that can help with work/life balance and increase mindfulness during the workday.

We are here for you to discuss options for individual advising strategies, schedule a training, or customize a training that is not currently on that list.