Mental Health in the Workplace
- The cost of mental health in the workplace,
- Understanding the difference between wellbeing, mental health and mental illness,
- Workplace strategies for mental health.
This session will explore the issues that HR teams encounter regarding the cost and prevalence of mental health in the workplace. She will help attendees understand the difference between wellbeing, mental health and mental illness. She will discuss the subtleties of how mental health issues present in a work environment, as well as the cost of mental health in the workplace and discuss strategies to address these issues preventatively and as they arise.
Allison Atkinson, LCSW, CEAP
Allison Atkinson is a Licensed Certified Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional. She received both her undergraduate degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Health Science, and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has worked in many capacities for Southwest EAP, including providing counseling and training, since 2013 and is currently the Director of Organizational Development.