Breaking Barriers: John Berry of Berry Law Shares Entrepreneurial Perspectives on Fostering Mental Health Support in the Workplace

In Empowering the Workplace: Fostering Mental Health Awareness and Support, we bring you insights from entrepreneurs who understand the pivotal role of training and education in fostering mental health awareness. In this edition, we explore impactful workshops, seminars, and training programs that have contributed to a better understanding and support of mental health among employees. Get ready to be inspired as our interviewees share their experiences and shed light on the transformative potential of educational initiatives in the workplace.

Name: John Berry
Company: Berry Law

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What are some key strategies for organizations to identify and address early signs of mental health issues among employees? Share your insights and experiences on implementing proactive measures.

John Berry: Distance and disengagement among employees is a key symptom of declining mental health. When noticed, it’s imperative to get ahead of the issue and talk to your employees who might be struggling. A lot of times people simply don’t have the support or resources they need to sustain their mental health, and it’s important that they know they can find that within from their employers.

How can companies create a supportive environment for employees to openly discuss mental health and seek help when needed? Share examples of successful communication and resources that have made a difference in your organization.

John Berry: Your employees spend a significant amount of their life at work, and it’s important for business owners, leaders and managers to prioritize employee mental health. Prioritizing workplace wellness can look like stipends for things like therapy, giving additional mental health days to employees, or having an internal counselor prepared to support team members in need.

Poor mental health in the workplace will have a negative impact on business operations, and it is mutually beneficial for businesses to promote a healthy work-life balance, regularly check in on their employees, and offer support to the employees who may be struggling.

What role can training and education play in fostering mental health awareness in the workplace? Share your experience with impactful workshops, seminars, or training programs that have contributed to a better understanding and support of mental health among employees.

John Berry: A lot of folks don’t know what mental health, or lack thereof, looks like, and education can help significantly change the stigma around the topic.

Jerome Knyszewski, VIP Contributor to WellnessVoice and the host of this interview would like to thank John Berry for taking the time to do this interview and share his knowledge and experience with our readers.

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