Resilience at Work

A Program Integrating Mental Wellbeing Into Employer Wellness, Engagement, and Compliance Strategies

Did you know:
  • Only 7% of workplace wellness programs encompass mental wellbeing (Forbes), yet 55% of employees feel their employer doesn’t provide adequate resources for mental wellbeing (APA Work and Wellbeing Survey, 2015)
  • EEOC claims involving depression increased 56% from 2003 to 2013, yet 85% of managers have no training in how to handle mental health conditions at work (APA Partnership for Workplace Mental Health 2016)
  • Depression is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. (APA), yet employers lack a strategy to address it
  • 86% of employees with depression who receive treatment have improved performance, yet most wait for years to get it (APA Partnership for Workplace Mental Health 2016)

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Resilience at Work is a joint program of WorkSmart Partners and Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, Psy.D., MNM.

Judge (Ret.) Mary McClatchey, President of WorkSmart Partners, has three decades of experience as a judge, civil rights attorney, workplace mediator, trainer, organizational consultant, and public speaker. A passionate mental health advocate, she empowers employers to promote resilience and total employee wellbeing, to successfully manage a stressed out workforce, and to mitigate legal risk under the ADA and FMLA. Judge McClatchey’s innovative yet pragmatic approach clarifies the business case for early detection, treatment, support, and accommodation of employee mental health conditions, outlines common organizational pitfalls in addressing workplace stress, and provides skills and solutions for overcoming these challenges.

During her judicial career with the State of Colorado, Judge McClatchey decided and mediated federal and state employment and civil rights claims for 15 years. Before that she served as General Counsel for the Colorado Civil Rights Commission in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, and worked in private practice for several years. Prior to law school she cofounded the Women’s Leadership Training Institute. She has founded and served on the boards of several community organizations and currently serves on the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Workplace Taskforce. Always focused on the business case for workplace interventions, Judge McClatchey recently studied Human Resources Analytics at the CU Denver Graduate School of Business. She is a highly sought public speaker and is often featured at the Colorado Business Group on Health Annual Culture for Health Conference.

Dr. Spencer-Thomas is a psychologist and an internationally recognized leader in designing and implementing workplace metal wellbeing programs. She has helped start up multiple large-scale, gap filling efforts in mental health including the award-winning campaign Man Therapy and the nation’s first comprehensive program designed to help employers with the successful prevention, intervention, and crisis management of suicide. A recent invited speaker at the White House, Spencer-Thomas has also held leadership positions for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the International Association for Suicide Prevention, the American Association for Suicidology, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. She has won multiple awards for her advocacy including the 2014 Invisible Disabilities Association Impact Honors Award, and the 2012 Alumni Master Scholar from the University of Denver, the 2015 Farbarow Award from the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the 2016 Career Achievement Alumni Award from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

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