15 May Mental Health Awareness in a Virtual World
It is fair to say mental health has become one of the most significant conversations of our time, now more than ever. During this unprecedented times with home life and work life blending together with each Zoom call, it seems like bringing your “whole self” to work has never felt quite so true.
Long before COVID-19 and the “New Normal”, Steps felt mental health and well being is a conversation worth having. Earlier this year, we invited clients and prospects to our unique approach to Workplace Mental Health Awareness in action. Through interactive scenarios, facilitated discussion, and a practical case study, we looked at awareness of what was meant by mental health and how to ‘have the conversation’, as well as looking at how to make mental health everyone’s business.
Making Workplace Mental Health Everyone’s Business took place on February 12th in NYC – and here we are, 3 months later, with the world looking like a totally different place and work and home more interlink than anyone could have predicted. As a result, we’ve worked hard to move our approach to mental health awareness to a virtual workshop, using that drama-based approach which is incredibly powerful in enabling people to change their behaviors – and are running open sessions to help our clients with that transition.
It’s never felt more important to look out for our own and others’ mental health, and to engage with this at its core we need to acknowledge what really matters – that workplace mental health awareness is everyone’s business – even when the workplace is a virtual one.