Careers and job responsibilities often come with emotional, behavioral and physical demands that, if left unchecked, can lead to unhealthy amounts of stress and eventual burnout. What if organizations could build a system of support for people around a rich resource that already understands the daily challenges faced in the workplace? What if they utilized the talents and skills of their own employees?
Peer support is an approach to workplace wellness that uses the nonclinical strengths and abilities of motivated, trained staff volunteers to enhance the resilience and productivity of their co-workers and, by extension, their organizations. With peer support, employers can strengthen internal resources and sustain the well-being of employees with guidance from behavioral health expertise and consultation.
Join this engaging discussion and explore how organizational leadership, with the help of their employees, can organize a peer support program that formalizes an internal approach to sustaining ongoing workplace wellness. From addressing burnout to coping with presenteeism, attendees will learn how peer support practices can enable them to provide an empathetic outlet for employees that emphasizes active listening and psychological wellness support.