Laurie Mitchell: May 14, 2020

LEARN HOW TO NAVIGATE EMPLOYER WELLNESS RESOURCES 

WORKPLACE WELLBEING PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS TOP FINDINGS FROM NEW RESEARCH AND POINTS LISTENERS TO RESOURCES

 

Laurie Mitchell, AVP

Global Wellbeing & Health, Unum

 

Research conducted earlier this year by the nation’s largest employee benefits company, Unum, found nearly half of employees reported feeling mentally unwell in the previous year. These numbers are even higher among Millennials and GenZ. Among those who reported feeling mentally unwell, 54% missed work in the previous year because of it.

 

In a time when work cultures have entirely shifted and people dealing with added anxiety, stress and other triggers, it’s important to understand what resources are available. For those unable to make a doctor’s appointment or see their in-person therapist, there are often online, telephonic, or even app-based resources available. In fact, Unum’s research found that 69% of workers said they’d speak to a counselor via phone with the most cited reason of “convenience.”

 

What does this mean to both employers and employees? How can you learn about mental health and other wellness resources available in your workplace?  On May 6th, workplace wellness expert Laurie Mitchell will spotlight key findings from this research, outline the most common resources available, and discuss other practical tips for staying mentally and physically healthy during this uncertain time.

  

For more information please visit: www.unum.com/workwell

 

Laurie Mitchell took a slightly nontraditional career path for a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been leading comprehensive employer-sponsored population health and wellbeing strategy for more than 22 years. Her work focuses on actively engaging employees in their wellbeing through a mix of innovative programs, benefits, policies, and health-forward environmental approaches. Laurie now serves as assistant vice president global wellbeing & health management at Unum. Before that, she held similar positions at MaineHealth, Public Service Enterprise Group, and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. She also had a private nutrition practice in NYC.

 

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