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Board Calls for Mental Health Support in the Workplace

Jun 17, 2022

The Michigan Workforce Development Board is calling for mental health supports in the workplace and the creation of local Sixty by 30 goals across the state. The resolution approved this week would prioritize strategies for improving the ability of businesses to support the mental health and wellbeing of employees and calls for the State to act on recently released recommendations from Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Mental Health Workgroup, including:

    • Identifying the workplace challenges and opportunities that exist within specific industry clusters
    • Identifying evidence-based practices from across the country
    • Creating resources, including data and information, that the state could provide to businesses in support of improving workplace environments’ ability to foster good mental health
    • Tracking progress on improving mental health in the workplace
    • Developing policies that will help businesses provide adequate mental health support, including through the State’s procurement or grant process
    • Partnering with the Department of Health and Human Services when appropriate to maximize impact.

The board also approved a Sixty by 30 resolution to support the creation of local, county, or regional goals across the state, convened either independently or with the support of the Office of Sixty by 30 within the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.

The Michigan Workforce Development Board is responsible for the development and continuous improvement of the workforce development system in Michigan. It acts as an advisory body and assists the governor with the development, implementation, and modification of Michigan’s four-year state plan pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, as well as advancing the governor’s Sixty by 30 goal.

To read the mental health resolution, please click here. To read the Sixty by 30 resolution, please click here.

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