Responding to Mental Health Concerns in the Workplace

Leaders and supervisors play an important role in supporting the mental health and well-being of their teams. In this interactive session, you will learn best practices and strategies for recognizing and responding to mental and emotional health concerns in the workplace. It is part of the Leadership Curriculum.

You will learn to:

  • Identify signs of distress that your team members may exhibit 

  • Locate available mental and emotional health and supportive resources as needed 

  • Determine when to make referrals for colleagues to additional services

  • Use practical conversation points while engaging in a compassionate conversation

You will benefit by:

  • Practicing skills to engage in a caring conversation

  • Having a better understanding of the role of managers and supervisors in recognizing and responding to mental health concerns at work

  • Reflecting on your own emotional and communication styles as a leader

  • Building confidence in your ability to intervene when there are apparent mental or emotional health concerns with a colleague

  • Contributing to a work environment that reduces stigma about mental health concerns and treatment

Audience:

Any U-M manager or supervisor who is interested in supporting the mental health and well-being of their team

Topic Area

  • Leading People and Teams

Domain and Expectation

  • Mission
    • Create value for the diverse communities we serve
  • People
    • Foster and promote diverse teams
    • Collaborate and build inclusive relationships
  • Self
    • Adapt
    • Communicate
  • Execution
    • Build positive culture

Role

  • Leading a Team
  • Leading Multiple Teams
  • Leading the Organization

Level

  • Level 2: Skill building

Past Sessions

Code: CAM24L101RMHCW02

Presenter: Tom Waldecker

Cost: $0

Registration Deadline: Tue 6/4/24

  • Wed 6/5/24 9:00 am to 10:30 am
    Location: Administrative Services Building (ASB), Training Room 2045 E/W, 1009 Greene Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Code: CAM24L101RMHCW01

Presenter: Kelcey Stratton, Tom Waldecker

Cost: $0

  • Wed 5/15/24 9:00 am to 10:30 am
    Location: Administrative Services Building (ASB), Training Room 2045 E/W 1009 Greene Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109