Workplace Mental Health Conference Returns This August


Sarah Acree

The fourth annual Workplace Mental Health Conference is scheduled from 12:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Presented by the Eisenberg Family Depression Center, the interactive, virtual event will feature insights from a variety of industry experts who have built sustainable workplace cultures that prioritize the well-being of their staff.

Over the last three years, the workplace landscape has shifted. Mental health support is emerging as a top priority for employees and over three-quarters of workers in the U.S. have experienced at least one symptom of mental health condition. Across sectors, it is becoming increasingly apparent that organizations need to do more to provide support for their employees.

“Mental health is everyone’s business, and all businesses thrive with a mentally healthy workforce.” says Sagar Parikh, M.D., FRCPC, co-lead, Workplace Mental Health Solutions at the Eisenberg Family Depression Center.

But, what does mental health support in the workplace look like? And how do organizations implement these solutions in practical and effective ways? The half-day event aims to help organizations start down the path to meet this critical need.

“This conference identifies key steps to help businesses promote mental health and overall success.” says Parikh.

Dr. Christine Porath
Dr. Chrisitne Porath

This year’s theme, Cultivating a Culture of Connection, highlights the importance of connectivity in the workplace, especially in organizations with a remote work environment. The conference will explore themes such as: practical mental health support solutions, the importance of inclusivity and belonging, and transforming workplace culture to better care for the human needs of employees.

Central to this theme is this year’s keynote address from bestselling author and renowned researcher, Dr. Christine Porath. Her expertise focuses on how to help people and communities thrive. Porath is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and has been featured in over 1500 publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Her talk, “How Coming Together Moves Us from Surviving to Thriving”, will explore building an organizational culture that supports feelings of community in the modern workplace.

The conference is ideal for HR professionals, executive leaders, researchers and anyone passionate about employee mental health. Tickets range from $25-$65 for individual registrants and discounted flat rates for organizations with multiple attendees are available.

For more information about the conference and to register, visit our website. With questions, email