People are hurting, and they are turning to their employers for help with mental health and wellness. After more than two years of living in a pandemic with the uncertainty, financial and emotional stress, and grave losses, Human Resources leaders are looking for ways to help their employees. But how?
There is no map for deliving a mental health and wellness program. This is relatively new territory for HR leaders and employers. Yet, it is probably the most important work they are doing at the moment.
Recently, Jerry Jarvis, Vice President of Enterprise Sales at SilverCloud Health, interviewed his colleague, Luke Raymond, Head of U.S. Health Systems Strategic Business Unit at SilverCloud Health in a session at HR Exchange Network's HR Tech Live online event. Raymond has been working in the mental health sector for 20 years, and he has a checklist on what to look for in digital mental health programs.
To start, he wants people to understand the gravity of this obligation.
"Mental health is really important," he said. "It's not something we should approach with any kind of cavalier attitude or just ticking a box."
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