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Promote Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing

The COVID-19 pandemic will affect the mental health and wellbeing of employees well beyond the immediacy of the initial crisis. This space is dedicated to addressing topics like mental health, stress reduction, substance misuse and more. Check back often as this page will be updated with NSC and partner materials as they become available.

Top Mental Health Resources

For Employers

For Employees

Opioids and COVID-19

As of June 2020, at least 30 states have reported that opioid overdose fatalities are on the rise in correlation with the COVID-19 pandemic. The following documents are meant to help you address this growing concern and provide workers with the assistance they need.

For Employers

For Employees

Learn more here: The Opioid Epidemic During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Holiday Help: Supporting Mental Health This Season

The holiday season is often accompanied by increased stress. Though many people look forward to festivities with friends and family, for others, this time can bring on or worsen stress, anxiety and depression, and increase the risk for substance use, relapse and overdose. A variety of factors can bring on holiday anxiety, and this year, with the impacts of the pandemic, there are new, complex situations, challenges and circumstances that employees and their families must consider. Learn more about these issues and actions you can take to protect yourself, loved ones, friends and colleagues. 

Watch the webinar here.

Additional Support

For Employers

CEO Health and Safety Leadership Network

Disability Management Employer Coalition

Employee Assistance Professionals Association

National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

Nursing License Map


Standing Firm

Human Tech

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

For Employees

American Psychiatric Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Center for Workplace Mental Health

Mental Health America

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Psych Hub

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


The Kennedy Forum

World Health Organization

YouTube Video

We know employee mental health has safety implications, and addressing mental health is a critical pillar of our SAFER effort. Lorraine Martin, NSC president and CEO, shares a message in honor of World Mental Health Day.