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Mental Health in the Workplace

Coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month, the NC Chamber launched an employer-focused initiative to provide businesses with resources, best practices, and tools to help address mental health in the workplace. The pandemic has without question exacerbated the existing mental health crisis in our country and state, and employers are seeing the impacts of that every day on their employees. We hope to help the business community navigate this issue—which many health professionals have called ‘the second pandemic.’ These resources are and will remain available and complimentary to the public as we believe it’s the right thing to do for the at-large North Carolina business community and the people they employ.

The NC Chamber would like to extend a special thank you to our member companies who have collaborated with us in producing the toolkit, webinars, and our Business Playbook Podcast, which have included: Atrium Health, Duke Health, First Citizens Bank, IBM, Poyner Spruill, UCB, and WakeMed. This project would not have been feasible without their assistance.

Importance of Employer Investment in Mental Health

Mental health has a direct impact on businesses’ bottom lines through increased absenteeism, impact on productivity and profits, and health costs incurred. This infographic helps provide a visualization of the impact of mental health in the workplace and the positive effects of employer investment in mental wellbeing. 

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The Impact of Mental Health

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Employer Mental Health Toolkit

This toolkit, authored by several NC Chamber members, provides North Carolina employers with information on: creating a mental health-friendly culture, training managers on mental health, ADA requirements and accommodations, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) compliance. This resource also includes best practices and actionable steps to guide businesses in supporting their employees.

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NC Chamber Webinars on Mental Health

Educating Managers on Mental Health

Creating a Mental Health-Friendly Culture

External Resources

Reports & Key Websites