NYAPRS Note: The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion is hosting a webinar entitled, “Welcoming Work Environments,” on March 29 at 2 PM ET. This event is based on a recently released publication that “provides readers with practical strategies to better support agency colleagues by creating and maintaining a positive, supportive, and welcoming work environment that enhances work life for all employees.” Details and registration information can be fouund below.
Creating Welcoming Mental Health Work Environments
The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion announces the release of Creating Welcoming Mental Health Work Environments, focusing on strategies for creating more welcoming work environments within mental health agencies for staff members with mental health conditions who work in non-peer specialist roles.While the growth in the number of peer specialists in mental health agencies continues to increase, it is important to note and respond to the number of mental health professionals in non-peer specialist roles who also have a history of mental health concerns: the new publication identifies and responds to their concerns.
This new publication provides readers with practical strategies to better support agency colleagues by creating and maintaining a positive, supportive, and welcoming work environment that enhances work life for all employees. Creating Welcoming Mental Health Work environments can be used by those who have been diagnosed with a mental health issue as well as agency CEOs, board members, supervisors, managers, and others to strengthen an agency’s commitment to the fundamentals of recovery. To access this new document, please visit our website.
To facilitate effective use of this document, we will be hosting a national webinar—Welcoming Work Environments, on March 29th, 2016 at 2 p.m. EST. This webinar will:
Highlight the importance of creating a welcoming environment and review the current state of our knowledge in this area.
Discuss the findings from a recent survey of mental health professionals with mental health problems and their perspectives on what agencies can do to make them feel more welcomed and supported.
Provide recommendations to mental health agencies for developing more welcoming work environments for employees who have mental health issues.
Registration information can be found here,