Mental Health in the Workplace

A Resource Guide for Employers

The workplace can be an important location for support designed to improve well-being among adults. Workplace wellness programs can identify those at risk, connect them to treatment, and put in place support to help people reduce and manage stress. Investing in mental health and safety is critical to building solid workplaces, a strong workforce, and strong communities.

OSPF has several trainings, resources, and materials that employers and employees can utilize in their workplace. Employers are encouraged to review these resources and build on mental health strategies that will positively impact well-being, the employers bottom line, and our communities.

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VitalCog: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

Employer Training is available throughout the year. OSPF has certified trainers in VitalCog. VitalCog trains organizations to proactively address the early warning signs of suicide in the workplace. Just as organizations have realized they can help reduce heart disease by encouraging exercise, they can also reduce suicide by promoting mental health and encouraging early identification and intervention. This training will educate and equip businesses with tools to address mental health and suicide concerns within the workplace.

The Problem: Suicide rates are highest among working-age adults.

The Solution: You. By understanding and engaging in suicide prevention.

Goals: To promote critical thinking about suicide prevention. To open dialogue about mental health. To promote help-seeking and help-giving behaviors.

This training is 2 hours in length and includes videos, group discussions/exercises, and roleplays to create a better understanding of your role in suicide prevention.

  1. Virtual
  2. In-Person

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.

  1. Virtual
  2. In-Person

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