Managing the mental and emotional health of you and your workforce 

Workforce State of Mind: How mental health challenges in the workplace demand more resources and investment

Both personal and workplace lifestyles have changed significantly in the past few years, shining a light on mental health awareness and making it a key topic for employers to address. Guardian’s 11th Annual Workplace Benefits Study discovered that mental health challenges in the workplace demand more resources and investment from organizations than ever.


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73% of employers believe they do an excellent job of addressing workforce mental health. However, only 46% of employees say their organization offers adequate emotional health support.

Workforce State of Mind, 11th Annual Guardian Workplace Benefits Study, 2022

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Guardian + Spring Health mental wellness webinar series

The ever-evolving landscape of the workplace can unforeseen challenges for employers to navigate. Our mental health Guardian Edge webinar series featuring speakers from Spring Health addresses a variety of complex topics, such as employee burnout, grief and loss, substance abuse, and workplace mental wellness resource.


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Hear from industry leaders on workplace mental wellness

Addressing employee burnout

Three in four workers cite stress and burnout as their biggest mental health challenges.1 Burnout is impacting personal performance, affecting productivity and revenue for organizations. Learning more about how to identify and help address burnout within the workforce can help to establish a positive environment where workers can flourish personally and productively.

Resources to share with your employees

In today’s workforce, employees have been found to appreciate when their employers for mental health support with 75% of employees who work at organizations with high levels of mental health support reporting that are happy at their jobs.2 In addition to providing mental health benefits, sharing bite-sized content with your workforce can be a simple way to help continue the conversation around mental well-being

  • This article offers three ways to help incorporate effective mental health care into your daily life, no matter your geographical access or cost limitations.

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  • Watch this video for meditation and breathing techniques with Dr. Ellen Contente.


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  • A helpful mental wellness tool to keep in mind for the most stressful times.

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More than 6 in 10 workers say they’d be comfortable using a free, outside behavioral health resource offered through their employer if they were struggling with a mental health issue.

New era, new values, 11th Annual Guardian Workplace Benefits Study, 2022

Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion

Today’s social justice movement is an opportunity for organizations to move beyond rhetoric by weaving justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (J.E.D.I.) into the fabric of their company and values to make lasting change. Explore approaches for your workplace.

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Managing the mental and emotional well-being of you and your workforce

Mental health has become a key topic of our times, deeply entrenched in our personal and working lexicons. Each year, 1 in 5 US adults is affected by a mental health condition; more than half of them (55%) receive no treatment.3 Even so, optimism seems to be the trend with 64% of companies agreeing with the statement, “our organization creates and nurtures a culture of well-being.”4 Employers are taking action to help introduce mental health benefits and create a stigma-free workplace culture to support long-term positive well-being for their employees.


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1,410th Annual Workplace Benefits Study, Guardian, 2021, Mind, Body, and Wallet

2 11th Annual Workplace Benefits Study, Guardian, 2022, Workforce State of Mind

National Alliance on Mental Illness


Material discussed is meant for general informational purposes only and is not to be construed as medical advice. Although the information has been gathered from sources believed to be reliable, please note that individual situations can vary. You should always consult a licensed professional when making decisions concerning your health care. Group Insurance products are underwritten and issued by The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY. Products are not available in all states.

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