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Certify your company with the Bell
Seal for Workplace Mental Health
Employees want workplaces that are stable, supportive, and
less stressful. Employers want employees who are engaged, productive, and
loyal. By implementing policies and practices that support employee well-being,
employers can achieve the distinct but complementary goals of both employees
and the organization.
In recent years, many employers have implemented “workplace
wellness” initiatives in an attempt to attract and retain employees, increase
engagement, and reduce health care costs. However, while these initiatives can
contribute to wellness, they are only part of a larger set of factors that lead
to loyal and engaged employees.
An employer who strives to improve workplace culture, offers
generous health insurance and other benefits, and commits to mental health from
the top-down can make a considerable impact on the financial, emotional, and
social health of its organization. When an employer invests in mental health,
it is simply better for employees and better for business.
The Bell Seal for Workplace Mental
MHA is proud to introduce the Bell Seal for
Workplace Mental Health, a certification program that recognizes
employers who are committed to creating mentally healthy workplaces.
With 40 years’ experience in workplace mental health, MHA
developed a set of standards to assess an employer’s policies and practices
that support employee mental health and well-being. The Bell Seal
considers both the 1 in 5 employees who will experience a mental health
condition each year and the 5 in 5 employees who benefit from a
worker-friendly, highly productive, and psychologically safe workplace.
An organization with Bell Seal certification will be
recognized nationwide as a workplace that values mental health and a mentally
healthy work environment for all employees. Through the certification process,
employers will have the opportunity to discuss the relationship between
mental health and the following goals:
Because all workplaces are different, an employer can aspire to receive recognition at four levels – Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
An employer will be assessed—and recognition
ultimately determined by—the following five categories:
The certification process involves a
comprehensive assessment of an employer’s existing policies and practices
that impact employee mental health and well-being.
To begin the application process, complete
the following steps:
Apply to qualify your workplace for Bell Seal certification by completing the Employer Information Form.