Mental health is a critical component of every employee’s wellbeing and should be a top priority in all workplaces. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, 51% of workers have reported an increase in mental health symptoms at work, with 75% of 18- to 24-year-olds reporting one or more mental health symptom. Overall, anxiety levels have tripled, while signs of depression have quadrupled.
Finding ways to improve each team member’s mental health in the workplace requires intentional and continual leadership commitment and action. A healthy workplace requires buy-in from business owners, executives, and managers all the way down to front-line supervisors and employees. Here are 20 things leaders at different levels can do to better support the mental health of every team member.