Donna Hardaker, Program Director, Keynote Speaker at The Fifth Annual CIBHS Evidence-Based Practices Symposium, Anaheim, CA

Donna Hardaker, Program Director, Keynote Speaker at The Fifth Annual CIBHS Evidence-Based Practices Symposium, Anaheim, CA

Good health leads to good business. Good health includes good mental health. It is estimated that the cost to American employers from lost productivity and absenteeism due to unaddressed mental health challenges is $80 to $100 billion annually.

Wellness Works is a workplace education and training program that helps organizations be more effective in addressing mental health issues in the workplace.

We offer an award-winning suite of training products that have been evaluated as effective in reducing stigma, which is crucial for organizations to successfully manage mental health in the workplace. We frame workplace issues through the lens of psychological health and safety, disability rights, and human resources and business best practices.

Wellness Works delivers engaging and interactive training for supervisors, managers, union reps, human resources professionals and employees, while offering strategic perspectives for senior executives to address systemic, organization-wide solutions.

Employers who successfully manage mental health issues can:

  • Alleviate performance problems
  • Avoid litigation
  • Create a more inclusive work environment
  • Enhance employee engagement
  • Increase organizational effectiveness

Our trainers are workplace mental health specialists who are uniquely qualified to deliver our powerful program to a business audience. Our clients tell us that turnover has significantly declined and that managers are much better equipped to recognize when an employee is struggling and intervene appropriately as a result of the Wellness Works training.

Wellness Works is a program of Mental Health America of California and is funded by California’s Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act. Having achieved outstanding results during the two-year funded pilot phase, Wellness Works is now available on a fee-for-service basis across California.

For information on bringing Wellness Works to your organization, please contact us.

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