Supporting Employee Mental Health Throughout COVID-19
Hear from Laurie Elliot, VP of Counseling Services, AllHealth Network, on July 9th, as she shares practical tips on how employers can support their teams in ways that will build trust, cohesion, and improve company culture. This is a free, virtual event (sign up using the RSVP link below).
Employee mental health has always been important, but now more than ever the topic has gained attention as organizations across the country have shifted their operations and expectations of employees amidst COVID-19. This has impacted employees’ lives both at work and at home, and we are all experiencing an unprecedented amount of change in our daily routines, relationships, and responsibilities. These large changes and the increased uncertainty in our lives can result in significant increases in stress, anxiety, and depression.
According to a recent study reported in Harvard Business Review, roughly 40% of people at every seniority level of a company saw a decrease in mental health between March and April. Furthermore, employees who say their manager is not good at communicating are 23% more likely to experience mental health declines.
On Thursday, July 9th, Laurie Elliott, VP of Counseling Services at AllHealth Network, will be speaking at the South Metro Denver Chamber’s Health and Wellness Speaker Series. This is a free, virtual event. She will be covering the topic of employee mental health and sharing practical tips for how we as employers can support our teams during these challenging times.
Being a relational leader with attention to what our employees need is one key. One of Laurie’s favorite leadership quotes is from Theodore Roosevelt, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Individuals have been impacted from COVID-19 and the recent social unrest, so safety and security are two primary needs, and as employers, we must demonstrate that we care and address these needs to support our teams. Being transparent about how our company is doing, listening to employees concerns and taking action to make improvements will all lead to further trust, cohesion and a stronger culture.
So how can we as employers rise to this occasion and ensure that we are prepared to offer resources and support? “There is no one-size fits all solution, every company will have a different set of tools that will work best for their employees,” says Laurie. This is why she will be sharing an abundance of strategies and practical tips that employers can use to adapt to different circumstances and scenarios. Most importantly, we want our employees to feel safe, seen, heard, and supported.
More about Laurie
Laurie Elliott has been a part of the AllHealth Network family for nearly 22 years. Prior to working at AllHealth Network, Laurie began her journey in the behavioral health field working in day treatment programs with adolescents and children who were experiencing behavior challenges and needed alternative strategies to succeed.
Laurie Elliott is the Vice President of Counseling Services at AllHealth Network. She represents over 28 years of clinical guidance and executive leadership experience in behavioral health in the Denver metro area. Laurie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned her Master’s degree at the University of Denver. At AllHealth Network, she has the honor of partnering with leaders to support over 80 clinicians who provide high quality, compassionate care to individuals on their journey to healthier roles and relationships. During her tenure at AllHealth Network, Laurie has had the pleasure of working closely with multiple School Districts, local Departments of Human Services, the 18th Judicial District and community collaboratives, such as the Greater Littleton Youth Initiative. One of the great privileges of Laurie’s career has been the opportunity to support survivors of our community’s tragic events.