Mental health has long been a vital social impact issue that affects Utah’s families, communities, and businesses. The coronavirus pandemic and associated economic impacts exacerbated an already dire situation, bringing to light now more than ever the importance of mental and emotional well-being for Utahns in general, and particularly Utah’s workforce.
“Workforce Resilience through Mental Fitness” is a new campaign from the Salt Lake Chamber’s nonprofit social impact foundation: Utah Community Builders. This campaign will provide Utah business leaders with information, tools, and resources to improve the “mental fitness” of their employees, thus elevating the mental and emotional resilience of Utah’s workforce, and by extension all Utahns.
This campaign’s primary goal is to measurably enhance business leaders’ awareness and education regarding the intersection of mental health and the workplace, and to empower them to invest time and resources into uplifting the mental and emotional fitness of their employees. We will measure the effectiveness of the campaign throughout, collecting data on business leader engagement, to provide final assessments by May 2021.