Turning Guidelines into Action: WHO on Mental Health at Work

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September 01, 2023

According to Business Group on Health’s 2024 Large Employer Health Care Strategy Survey released in August 2023, employers identified mental health as the top area of prolonged impact on workforce health and well-being resulting from the pandemic. Indeed, one in six working age adults live with a mental health condition. In this critical moment, employers are looking to support the mental health needs of their workforce and address the negative impacts and costs of the crisis.

On this episode of the Business Group on Health podcast, we speak with Dr. Aiysha Malik from the World Health Organization about their 2022 mental health at work guidelines, and how employers around the world can apply these guidelines to their benefits, well-being and workplace strategies.

If you liked this episode, you may also be interested in our recent resource: Engineering Mental Health: Building a Strategy From the Ground Up. This comprehensive guide informs the development and execution of a mental health strategy for employers.

SPEAKERS

Aiysha Malik, D.Phil., D.Clin.Psych. | Mental Health Specialist, World Health Organization

LuAnn Heinen | Vice President, Business Group on Health

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Duration 45 min

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