How to Accommodate Mental Health in Your Nonprofit Workplace

mental health conceptManaging mental health issues in the workplace.

Most nonprofit organizations know what to do if an employee requests an accommodation for a broken ankle. But when employees want to discuss mental illnesses, nonprofit owners are suddenly at a loss. Businesses, including nonprofits, have an obligation to get it right – for their employees, volunteers, and their bottom line. Neglecting mental health can mean more absenteeism and losing valuable members of the team. To protect your workforce and nonprofit, here are a few ways to accommodate mental health.

  • Produce, implement, and communicate a mental health work plan that promotes good mental health of all employees and volunteers. It should outline the support available for those who may need it.
  • Raise mental health awareness among employees by making information, tools, and support accessible.
  • Encourage open conversations about mental illness and support those employees who are struggling.
  • Provide employees with good working conditions, such as ensuring they have a healthy work-life balance.
  • Look for signs of unhappiness and discomfort in employees. Always allow employees the opportunity to open up or seek further help.

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