Past Conferences

2021 Workplace Mental Health Conference 

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what people are looking for at work and the physical reality of the workplace. Organizations have had to adapt to this changing landscape and put employee well-being at the top of their list of priorities. This year's conference will address how this shift may have moved the needle on workplace mental health.

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 brought together over 300 key stakeholders to discuss strategies to improve employee mental health.

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

Facilitated networking sessions were offered following the main conference.

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


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.