Mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being and there is no better time to recognize this than in May when we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. However, many people still face stigma and discrimination when it comes to mental health issues. This can make it difficult for people to get the help they need.

Erika’s Lighthouse is a non-profit organization that provides resources to help people promote mental health. Erika’s Lighthouse offers a variety of resources, including:

  • Classroom Education: These evidence-informed, skills-based programs are designed to teach students in grades 4-12 about mental health and how to cope with stress and anxiety.
  • Empowerment Clubs: These clubs provide teens with a safe space to talk about mental health and learn coping skills as well as provide peer-to-peer education to their school community.
  • Family Engagement: These resources help schools provide information to families so that they can have a common language to talk about mental health and support their children.
  • School Policy and Staff Resources: These resources help schools to create policies and procedures that support staff and students’ mental health by creating an inclusive school community where everyone is empowered to support one another’s mental health. 

Erika’s Lighthouse resources are free to use and can be accessed by anyone. They are a great resource for schools, families, and individuals who are looking to promote mental health. These resources can also be utilized by corporate supporters looking to create a culture of support around mental health. 

Erika’s Lighthouse Staff Wellbeing Activities are a great way for our corporate supporters to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention in within their company. These activities are designed to be easy to implement and engaging for employees, making them a great way to reach employees company-wide.

Here are some of the reasons why companies should use Erika’s Lighthouse Staff Wellbeing Activities:

  • They are effective. Erika’s Lighthouse has been working in the mental health awareness space for nearly 20 years, and their activities effectively raise awareness and change attitudes about mental health.
  • They are easy to implement. The activities are designed to be easy to implement by schools and companies, even if they don’t have a lot of experience with mental health education.
  • They are engaging. The activities are designed to be engaging and interesting, making them more likely to participate and learn about mental health.

How Companies Are Using Erika’s Lighthouse Staff Wellbeing Activities to Improve Employee Mental Health

  • Mindful Meetings: Start group or company-wide meetings with a Mindful Moment Icebreaker
  • Table Tents: Set up table tents in the lunchroom or common areas to educate employees about mental health. 
  • Encourage-mints: Have employees hand a small note with a mint attached to co-workers who may need a boost.
  • Self-Care Planning Guide: Distribute a self-care guide to employees and encourage them to utilize some of the suggestions.

More opportunities for company engagement are available on the Erika’s Lighthouse website. All you need to do is create a resource portal account and these activities will be available to you at no cost. 

We also welcome the opportunity to partner with corporate sponsors. A corporate partnership with Erika’s Lighthouse provides you with a valuable opportunity to align your brand with national mental health programs while communicating to your customers and employees your commitment to the community they live and work. Contact Laura Geiger by email or call us at 847.386.6481.