Workplace Mental Health and Well-being: Connection and Community

We spend a third of our life at work and yet workplace relationships are the most neglected. Research shows that investing in our relationships at work increases an overall sense of well-being, belonging, and improves teamwork. All of these are important elements to prevent burnout, especially in the human services sector, where workers are constantly exposed to others’ experiences of trauma and adversity. So why do we neglect these workplace relationships? In some cases, it’s because the pace of the outcomes driven workplaces only leaves time for transactional interactions between peers.

In this workshop, we’ll identify some of the barriers to creating inclusive culture. Case studies from Create Forward’s work in cultivating Thriving Cultures will offer practical strategies for strengthening community, connection, and belonging at work.