Through our MHEW Program we work directly with Colorado businesses to Foster Mental Health Equality in Workplaces

Our program lead by dedicated professionals with lived experience guide businesses through a deliberate process designed to build a culture of awareness, acceptance, empowerment, prevention, and recovery for all employees in which physical and mental health are treated as equal players in total wellness.

We help businesses and organizations across the state to:

LEARN

•  Better understand the spectrum of mental health and the unique role each employee creates in creating a supportive community.

•  Better understand the attitudes and overall mental wellness of their workplace communities through anonymous surveys delivered by CMWN staff.

•  Access curated toolkit of resources designed to support your workplace’s path to metal wellness. 

BUILD

•  Build a culture of support by learning about non-stigmatizing language and subjects such as trauma as an organizational health issue

•  Build skills to better manage anxiety and stress through educational workshop that focus on practical and simple wellness tools. 

CONNECT

•  Sign our pledge to Join a network of workplaces in Colorado committed to reducing stigma and supporting mental wellness at workplaces.

•  Share lessons and learn from other workplaces that have joined the movement.

"The economic costs of mental health conditions will be more than cancer, diabetes, and respiratory ailments put together."

- U. S. National Institute of Mental Health

Why should businesses care about mental health equality in the workplace?

Mental Health Impacts Everyone

•  Each year 67% of employees feel burned out

•  Each year up to %60 of employees will manage symptoms of a mental health condition

•  Each year at least %20 or employees will manage a diagnosable mental health condition

•  Up to 83% of people will manage a diagnosable mental health condition at some point in their lifetime

Stigma is Real

•  Only 25% of employees feel comfortable talking to their manager or HR about mental health

•  80% of employees say that stigma keeps them from getting treatment

•  69% of employees strongly agree that it is safer to remain silent about workplace stress

Because it is good for business

•  $1 Trillion is lost annually in the US from productivity loses related to depression and anxiety.

•  Over 400 Million work days are lost in the US as the result of depression alone

•  34% of total employees, 50% of Millennials, and 75% OF Gen Z-ers have left a job for mental health reasons. 

Join our Movement:

We are committed to building a movement to eliminate stigma associated with mental health in the workplace. Our program provides tools to foster a culture of openness and transparency around mental health in workplaces across Colorado.

It starts with a commitment: 

If your workplace is interested in joining the community of Colorado business working towards mental health equality in the workplace start by taking the pledge:

Our workplace has proudly joined the Mental Health Equality in the Workplace Movement. We are committed to reducing stigma and working with the Colorado Mental Wellness Network to foster an environment of awareness, acceptance, empowerment, prevention, and recovery for our employees and their families in which physical and mental health are treated as equal players in total wellness. 

CONTACT US

If you’d like to join our movement or learn more about the Mental Health Equality in the Workplace program please fill out the form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.