The US Department of Labor created a gateway to background, tools, and resources for employers seeking to foster a mental health-friendly workplace.
Creating a Mental Health-Friendly Workplace, developed in coordination with The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN), doesn’t adhere to some of the criteria applied to other resources shared here on the Jozito website — for example, skipping over much of the science regarding how the workplace psychosocial environment influences worker wellbeing, especially as it relates to primary prevention — but warrants being included for its valuable perspective on mental health conditions, disability, inclusion, and workplace accommodations.
As stated on the website:
EARN’s Mental Health Toolkit is a gateway to background, tools and resources that can help employers learn more about mental health issues and cultivate a welcoming and supportive work environment for employees who may be facing mental health issues. It also presents an easy-to-follow framework for fostering a mental health-friendly workplace, all built around the “4 A’s”: Awareness, Accommodations, Assistance and Access.