Amanda Roehl and Amanda Tower with Heatlamp sat down with Amanda Porter, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Integrative Mental Health Practitioner with the Lindner Center of HOPE in Cincinnati, Ohio, to discuss ways business owners and employees can better practice mental health and wellness in their organizations. Here are ten tips that were shared for our members. A link to the complete article is noted below.
When we’re discussing mental health and wellbeing, we’re talking not only about the cultural environment but the physical environment as well. Not only do we want to encourage business owners and employers to implement healthy practices and initiatives in their organizations, we want to create an environment where people feel confident and safe discussing topics related to mental health and wellbeing. Here are 10 tips to consider:
- First and foremost, the business owner or employer should model the practice of wellness themselves.
- Communicate mental wellness issues with employees.
- Enact a 10-foot rule in your workplace.
- Encourage mindfulness practices as part of your workday.
- Promote frequent breaks during the workday.
- Create psychological safety with vulnerability.
- Take into consideration what type of workspace each employee prefers to suit their work style.
- Take your meetings outside!
- Be aware of stressors and triggers, and frequently talk with your staff about how to mitigate those for better mental wellness.
- Observe triggers and behaviors in employees that signal potential issues of mental health and engage meaningful conversations to resolve the issue.
Read the details of each of the 10 tips here.
Are there other tips that you would include? Share them in the comments below.
Special thanks to our guest bloggers from the Lindner Center of HOPE and Heatlamp:
About the Lindner Center of HOPE. Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason, Ohio, is a comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health center providing nationally recognized, patient-centered, scientifically advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. In partnership with UC Health and the UC College of Medicine, Lindner Center of HOPE offers a true, elevated system of mental health care in Greater Cincinnati. Lindner Center of HOPE is accredited by The Joint Commission for Hospital and Behavioral Health Care. Visit: https://lindnercenterofhope.org
About Heatlamp. Heatlamp is a national network of small professional services firm owners and leaders. It’s a collaborative space for business owners to grow ideas, discover resources and implement innovative ways to address challenges with experienced mentors and solutions. Heatlamp provides members business and financial planning adjusted to the perfect setting for their firm, leadership tools and core function resources, marketing strategy, and curated experts and peer groups to help clear roadblocks and turn up the heat at their firm. Visit: https://myheatlamp.com