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.
Maggie Young is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional with more than 20 years of experience in the field of employee assistance programs. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Auburn University in 1994, and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama in 1998. Maggie became the President of Southwest EAP in 2004. Along with setting the strategic direction for the company, she provides direct services in the areas of counseling, coaching, training, mediation and organizational development services.