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How the Bucks are creating a mental health-friendly workplace

Posted by Goodwill Staff on May 21, 2021

Goodwill is highlighting the important work being done by employer partners like The Milwaukee Bucks around mental health awareness. The organization has worked with Goodwill’s Individual Placement and Support (IPS) team as well as job seekers in the past and are continuing their commitment to assist employees in taking care of their mental health.

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Hear from Jakeim Jackson-Bell, diversity, equity & inclusion outreach manager and Brooks Griffin, corporate social responsibility coordinator on how The Milwaukee Bucks are supporting their employees.

Q: Why is it important to create awareness and support for employees who are on their journey to mental health recovery?

A: Creating awareness and support for employee’s mental health and wellness eliminates the stigmas that are often associated with mental health recovery. Through proactive and support initiatives, organizations such as The Milwaukee Bucks can continue to create access to care and resources, raise awareness and reduce misconceptions about those dealing with mental health challenges.

Q: How is your organization supporting employees with mental health struggles?

A: The Milwaukee Bucks are supporting our employees by offering a robust Employee Assistance Program (EAP), enrollment into the Headspace application for meditation and mindfulness, scheduling guest speakers to discuss how to maintain good mental health and creating a Diversity Leadership Council that is available to meet employees’ real-time needs.

Q: What support is available for employees and job seekers who are struggling with their mental health?

A: We’re here to assist employees and job seekers and connect them with the appropriate doctors, therapists, facilities, local community resources, support groups and much more.

Employers interested in learning how to create a mental health friendly workplace and support employees can access Goodwill’s FREE Mental Health Toolkit.

Written by Goodwill Staff

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