The Partnership joined forces with Employers Health, a national healthcare coalition based in Ohio, to develop a first-of-its-kind educational initiative for the workplace to help decrease stigma associated with depression, which is a leading cause of lost productivity.
The initiative, called Right Direction, is designed to help motivate employees and their families to seek help when needed, and to provide employers with appropriate support, tools and resources. Information about depression in the workplace, and resources needed to combat this growing area of concern, can be found here.
Download a Free Employer Field Guide
The Employer toolkit, called a Field Guide, and resources are available free of charge to all employers in the U.S. Each Field Guide includes a step-by-step implementation plan, approach to sharing the business case with the C-suite, educational presentations, as well as corresponding promotional resources, such as posters, intranet copy and template materials which can be developed into TV slides. Kits are available for download here.
Watch our informational web seminar to learn more about this initiative. The webinar highlights how depression affects the bottom line, the key components of Right Direction and the specific steps to take to implement the initiative at your company.
- Clare Miller, Director, Partnership for Workplace Mental Health
- Marcas Miles, MA, Director, Programs, Communications and Community Initiatives, Employers Health
One employer, OCLC, is successfully implementing Right Direction at their workplace. Their story is available here in both case study
Right Direction is an effort from the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health, a program of the American Psychiatric Foundation and Employers Health Coalition, Inc., and is supported by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (TPUSA) and Lundbeck U.S.