Our free toolkit outlines the 7 essential steps to creating a mental health ERG.
Verizon Media Group launched a successful mental health ERG called “Minds of All Kinds”. This neurodiversity ERG provides a global network of support to employees in 26 cities around the world. The meetings connect people with their peers and are a safe space for employees to share their experiences, talk about pressing and prevalent issues, and offer support to one other.
For those in RetailMeNot’s ERG, RMN Rx, monthly meetings can feel “like a refuge” for participants.
At Johnson & Johnson, the Mental Health Diplomats group grew from 100 to almost 1,000 people in just over a year, becoming one of the fastest growing ERGs the company has ever had.
Research shows the most effective ways for reducing mental health-related stigma in the workplace include social contact, peer support, and education. A mental health ERG is an ideal vehicle to promote all three within an organization. When employees know others who have experienced a mental health condition, have a place to go for support and are armed with knowledge, they are set-up to feel psychologically safe at work—a key to high performance and employee engagement.
If your company is exploring an ERG that supports employee mental health or is looking for corporate mental health resources, reach out to us to learn more about how Mind Share Partners can help.
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