Workplace Well‑Being Resources
This set of questions can help leaders reflect on their workplaces and start designing organizational policy and culture around the Five Essentials for Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being.Download deck [2.5 MB, PDF]
How can our workplace better support both the physical and mental health needs of all workers?
Protection from Harm
This list is not comprehensive, nor does including an example indicate endorsement. Rather, these examples are intended to serve as a starting point for organizations and organizational leaders as they apply the Framework in their workplaces.
Protection from Harm
This workbook will help you develop new Total Worker Health (TWH) initiatives or better align existing workplace interventions with the TWH approach.
Oregon Healthy Workforce Center
The Safety & Health Improvement Program (SHIP) was designed to increase supervisor and peer support and decrease job strain, which play a key role in safety compliance and improved physical and mental health.
The NIOSH Worker Well-Being Questionnaire (NIOSH WellBQ) is intended to help researchers, employers, workers, practitioners, and policymakers understand the well-being of workers and target interventions to improve worker well-being, among other applications.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides information on employers’ training requirements and offers resources such as free publications, videos, and other assistance to help employers protect workers against injuries and illnesses.
Connection & Community
This free toolkit outlines the 7 key steps for creating a mental health employee resource group (ERG).
Free or low-cost counseling and training in your area from SBA and its network of partners.
Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)
EARN provides employers with general guidance and background on the what, why and how of making your organization more welcoming and accessible to applicants and employees with disabilities.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN provides A to Z listings by disability, topic, and limitation. This information is designed to help employers and individuals determine effective accommodations and comply with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
AARP offers this resource for employers and workers, including articles, training, and tools to support inclusivity at work and recognize workers’ roles and responsibilities outside the workplace.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health /MIT Sloan School of Management
This toolkit presents case studies of “Promising Practices” that are drawn largely from a systematic review of published experimental research on work design for worker well-being.
Mental Health America
Recommendations on how employers can allow employees to have more flexibility and autonomy in their jobs.
MIT Sloan Management Review
Based on survey data that speaks to the challenges that organizations are experiencing from the rapid transition to remote work and their creative solutions, this article highlights five ways that organizations can support remote work.
By Donald Sull, Charles Sull, and Josh Bersin. June 03, 2020
Mattering at Work
This resource from Gallup offers workplace leaders a definition for employee engagement, including tips and tools on how to improve it today.
The CPH-NEW Healthy Workplace Participatory Program (HWPP) Toolkit was developed to engage employees in designing integrated solutions that address a wide range of work environment, work organization, safety, and employee health issues.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) believes that “What Matters” is a simple, yet profound concept that is key to creating deeply personal engagements with patients and their family members, a deeper understanding of what really matters to them, and is the foundation of developing genuine partnerships for co-creating health.
Opportunities for Growth
U.S. Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) helps subsidize part-time employment and training in community service positions so that older workers can move to unsubsidized, private sector jobs. Find out about SCSEP programs in your area here, including a toll-free number for assistance.
Harvard University Work, Family, & Health Network
The STAR (Support.Transform.Achieve.Results.) toolkits help workplace teams find ways to reduce work-family conflict and increase productivity by decreasing unnecessary work and increasing everyone’s control over their time.
McKinsey & Company
An article on how improving opportunities for low-wage hourly employees to advance their careers can raise US workforce skill levels and give a powerful boost to inclusion.
By Swathi Bhaskaran, Andrew Davis, Christophe Desbrière, and Sara Wasserteil
Mental Health America
Recommendations on professional development opportunities help both employees and employers contribute to a better workplace experience.