Elevating Wellness Summit Raises Awareness of Mental Health in the Workplace

FORT WAYNE, Indiana (WANE)– Feeling stressed at work? The Elevate Wellness Summit took place Tuesday at the Grand Wayne Convention Center where the summit addressed issues regarding mental health and addictions in the workplace.

The Elevate Summit is the first of its kind in Fort Wayne, where nearly 86 participants representing local human resources departments attended in hopes of providing knowledge and resources to help employees and their mental health.

“Times are changing in our workforce since the pandemic, we are seeing an increase in the number of people leaving their jobs and not returning to work. And so we’re really trying to look at it from an educational perspective of what we can do differently to help people and meet them where they are,” Alicia Wells, director of public relations for the Allendale Treatment Center and the recovery of Fort Wayne. mentioned.

The event brought together around 7 speakers who led various training sessions for HR professionals. Trainings included creating a mentally healthy workplace culture, ensuring employees’ mental health needs are met, and an optional Narcan training session.

“Our hope is that today’s attendees will engage, hear something new, and be able to bring that back to their workplace and change the culture so that we can reach more people and give them the help they need. need,” Wells said. .

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