Mental Health in the Spotlight as Three Employers Receive New Award for Exemplary Efforts to Support Workforce Wellbeing

WASHINGTON, October 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH) and the Luv u Project today announced the inaugural winners of the Carolyn C Mattingly Mental Health Workplace Award. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Metro Nashville Public schools and the University of Virginia have been recognized with the 2022 Mattingly Workplace Award for their comprehensive efforts to promote employee mental health and well-being.

In addition to providing quality mental health services and resources, award winners implemented a number of proven and promising practices spanning organizational culture, workplace policies, work environment, leadership support, documented results, and innovative approaches.

“We know that mental health efforts in the workplace are most effective when they follow evidence-based practices and are embedded in a culture of health and wellbeing. We created the Mattingly Awards to recognize and celebrate exemplary organizations that recognize the importance of their human capital.” said Ron GoezelPhD, Senior Scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who oversees the awards program.

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The 2022 Carolyn C. Mattingly Mental Health in the Workplace Award winners were:

Akin Gumps holistic Be good The program includes onsite mental health advisors, an expanded employee assistance program available to all employees and family members, and a variety of educational and training resources focused on mental health and wellbeing. The program has achieved a 144 percent increase in overall engagement since 2019.

metro Nashville Public schools has strengthened its multi-faceted approach to employee wellbeing, which includes in-person, phone, virtual and app-based resources, by removing barriers to care so that all employees and family members can access mental health benefits without co-payments. In a 2022 employee survey, nearly 9 in 10 participants agreed that available mental health services have been helpful to them and their families.

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That Those of the University of Virginia Hoos good The program promotes positive mental health through individual and organizational efforts that include policies to support flexible work schedules, expanded access to mental health treatments, and a variety of self-care resources. Participants in a mental skills training initiative saw a 16 percent decrease in burnout, a 15 percent increase in well-being, and a 7 percent increase in feeling part of a work community.

In addition to the 2022 honorees, Associated Bank, Franklin County Cooperative and General Electric received honorable mentions. The awards are presented as part of The Luv u Project’s annual event called ‘An Evening of Luv’ Wednesday, 11/16th2022, at Bethesda Country Club in Bethesda, Md.

“We are proud to recognize these exceptional employers who are actively raising both the standards and reality of better mental health in the workplace. Congratulations to each of them and many thanks to our dedicated Awards Advisory Committee for their unwavering dedication in building this important initiative,” he said to C. Richard MattinglyFounder and President of the Luv Project.

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That Carolyn C Mattingly The award was established in 2022 by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Luv u Project. The award is housed at the NIOSH-funded Johns Hopkins POE Total Worker Health® Center in Mental Health. The award recognizes and recognizes exemplary organizations that promote the mental health and well-being of their employees, thereby serving as role models for other employers.

More information about the Carolyn C Mattingly Mental Health in the Workplace Award can be found here.

SOURCE The Luv u Project, In Memory of Carolyn C Mattingly

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