Dartmouth Health partners with New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility to promote mental wellness in the workplace

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In the era of the “Great Resignation” and “quiet quitting,” employers are learning they must do more than just provide a paycheck to keep workers. Employees across industries are recognizing that their mental and physical well-being are essential when it comes to being able to do their job well, and supporting this is an important factor in where they want to work. And for employers, encouraging their employees to take care of themselves isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s good for the bottom line.

New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) has partnered with Dartmouth Health and several other Granite State-based organizations to design a workplace wellness program. The “Bear in Mind: Workplace Mental Wellness” program assists organizations in destigmatizing mental health, allocating resources to help employees and incorporating programs to manage stress. The program teaches managers how to have compassionate conversations with their employees about mental health, to develop organization-wide practices to reduce stress and manage and support a work-life balance, while respecting boundaries.

The program launches on Monday, October 11, at 11 am with the free webinar “The Truth About Mental Well-being in the Workplace.” Philip Adamo, MD, MPH, medical director of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Dartmouth Health, will be part of a panel discussing the truth about workplace mental well-being, providing local resources and presenting a business example of a company that has successfully addressed these issues.

“We’ve come a long way as a society in terms of acknowledging the importance of mental health. Now, employers are realizing that employees spend much of their time at work, and it’s incumbent upon them to be supportive of their employees’ mental wellness,” Adamo said. “I look forward to being part of this conversation and am excited that Dartmouth Health and NHBSR can work together to help create healthier, happier workplaces across New Hampshire.”

Registration for “The Truth About Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace” is free of charge. Register online. For more information on “Bear in Mind,” visit the NHBSR website.

About Dartmouth Health

Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire's only academic health system and the state's largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 56 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, which includes Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the state’s only children’s hospital, and multiple clinic locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Bennington and Windsor, VT; Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.