Workplace Mental Health Conference

2021 Workplace Mental Health Conference 

The 2021 Workplace Mental Health Conference will take place online on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 1:15-6pm ET.

2021 conference

Employee mental health is a leading concern for businesses and society. The COVID-19 pandemic put mental health issues front and center and created an unexpected opportunity for employers to better support their employees. The time to act is now- but how? 

This University of Michigan event will bring together key stakeholders to discuss strategies to improve employee mental health.


Topics will include transforming company culture, innovations in workplace mental health, case studies, and special presentations on millenials and compassion in the workplace.

Facilitated networking sessions will be offered following the main conference.

What to expect:

  • Hear an inspiring plenary address from Timothy State, SVP of Associate Health and Well-being at Humana

  • Discover real-world strategies for your workplace

  • Learn tips to kickstart your workplace mental health initiative 

  • Hear from well-respected industry experts

  • Get your questions answered through interactive Q&A 

  • Learn from a selection of personal stories, case studies, and panel discussions

  • Rub (virtual) elbows with other attendees during themed networking sessions

View our CONFERENCE PROGRAM: PDF icon2nd Annual U of M Workplace Mental Health Conference Program 2021.pdf


Please contact Danielle Taubman at with any questions.

2020 Workplace Mental Health Conference 

Led by the Mental Health in the Workplace Consulting Group together with a multidisciplinary committee of experts, the Eisenberg Family Depression Center hosted its inaugural Workplace Mental Health Conference online in August 2020. Given the mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, each of the conference’s sessions were centered around the theme, “Supporting Employees in the COVID-19 Era”. The afternoon event featured keynote speaker Debra Lerner, MSc, PhD, and aimed to examine mental health challenges and solutions from both a corporate and academic perspective. A multidisciplinary group of nearly 150 employers and leaders from diverse industries, researchers, and mental health professionals signed up to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on employee mental health, as well as real-world strategies to support their teams moving forward.

Click here for more information on our 2020 Conference.