Available Until 12/13/2026

Mental Health in the Workplace*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact the NNLM Training Office at nto@utah.edu . 

Many of us spend 40 or more hours a week at work, so it is unsurprising that the workplace affects our mental health and well-being. The first half of this 1-hour presentation will look at improving workplace mental health and wellbeing following the U.S. Surgeon General framework of 5 essential components for workplace mental health and wellbeing. The second half will explore the eight dimensions of health from SAHMSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) we can use as individuals to improve our mental health and well-being. We'll also explore resources related to mental health and well-being from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other organizations.

Resource URL:  https://www.nnlm.gov/training/class-catalog/mental-health-workplace

Learning Objectives

  1. Recall the Surgeon General’s recommendations for improving mental health and well-being at work.
  2. Describe the eight parts of SAHMSA’s Creating A Healthier Life: A Step-By-Step Guide To Wellness for Individuals.
  3. Locate resources from NLM, NIH, and other organizations related to mental health and well-being.


Improving mental health and well-being at work (5 - 10minutes)

Subtopic: Why it is important

Subtopic: How is it done?

Surgeon General’s recommendations (15 - 20 minutes)

Subtopic: 1 Protection from Harm 

Subtopic: 2 Connection and community 

Subtopic: 3 Work-life harmony 

Subtopic: 4 Mattering at Work 

Subtopic: 5 Opportunity for growth 

Activity: 5-minute reflection to recall surgeon general recommendations

Steps to create a healthier life at work: (24 - 30 minutes)

Subtopic: Part 1 SAMHSA - Improving physical wellness

Subtopic: Part 2 SAMHSA - Improving intellectual wellness

Subtopic: Part 3 SAMHSA - Improving financial wellness

Subtopic: Part 4 SAMHSA - Improving environmental wellness

Subtopic: Part 5 SAMHSA - Improving spiritual wellness

Subtopic: Part 6 SAMHSA - Improving social wellness

Subtopic: Part 7 SAMHSA - Improving occupational wellness

Subtopic: Part 8 SAMHSA - Improving emotional wellness

Activity: 5-minute reflection to describe steps to a healthy life at work.

Resources to support mental health and wellbeing (5-10 minutes)

Subtopic: NLM - MedlinePlus

Subtopic: NIH

Activity: One thing you learned, one thing you have a question about, what is one potential you see?

MLA CE Credits: 1.0