Working can be vitally important for the recovery and well-being of people with mental illness. Their employers -- and the workforce as a whole -- also benefit from their lived experience. But people with mental health challenges who are new or returning to the workforce can experience difficulty finding a job. And both employees and employers can struggle with how to approach workplace accommodations.
The Pacific Southwest MHTTC's new video tip series is designed to support the full engagement of people with mental health challenges in the workforce. Each short, 3-minute video is loaded with practical tips and key considerations to make the workforce work for everyone.
For Employees & Job Seekers:
- What are the benefits of working if you have a mental health challenge?
- Who can help you find a job or employment services?
- Should I disclose my mental illness at work?
- How do I request accommodations to be successful at my job?
- How do we recruit and interview staff with mental health lived experience?
- How do we create a safe workplace for everyone?
- What kinds of job accommodations should I provide?
- How do I talk to staff members about mental health?