Lead by example
Ultimately, promoting better mental health among employees will be an uphill battle if the company culture doesn’t promote a healthy work-life balance. So company owners might encourage those in managerial positions to lead by example, and make choices that show they prioritize such a balance. This can mean sticking to a sharp out at 5 p.m. every day to ensure everyone can have dinner with their families or enjoy extended sunshine during the spring. It can mean not sending or responding to emails after work hours, so employees can feel present while with their loved ones. It can also mean that, as a company, mental health days are offered and seen as an important part of the overall wellness of employees.