Mental Health Awareness Week
NAA’s Mental Health Awareness Week
May 22-26, 2023
Mental health struggles affect the entire rental housing industry, from maintenance workers to C-suites and everyone in between. The emotional and sometimes physical toll they can have on employees provides an opportunity for employers to develop safer, more engaged company cultures.
For National Mental Health Awareness Month, the National Apartment Association is partnering with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing to present a transformative 4-part series of webinars for rental housing professionals.
Acquire approaches for managing stress and burnout, promoting mental wellness in your workplace, dealing with substance use, and understanding mental health issues within historically marginalized communities. You may also participate in our Mental Health Action Day for the rental-housing industry on Friday, May 26.
2023 NAA Mental Health Awareness Week Schedule
Burnout and Stress Management for Workplace Wellbeing
Join our expert from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing for a tactical session on the realities of burnout at work. Let’s define the differences between stress and burnout, while identifying key signs and causes of burnout. Discover practical ways to prevent it, support those working through it and help prioritize overall wellbeing.
Monday, May 22, 2 p.m. ET | Register Now
Prioritzing Your Own Mental Health
Fostering mental wellness for the workplace creates a distinctive set of challenges for property managers. Join three seasoned property managers as they recount their own journeys and shed light on the mental health tools of the trade -- including how to become a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor, and how it can be used to protect themselves, their colleagues and their workplaces.
Tuesday, May 23, 2 p.m. ET | Register Now
A Basic Mental Health Guide to Understanding Substance Use
Substance use conversations are likely to focus on common stigmas related to them, but increased awareness around this challenging topic is necessary to properly understand and handle scenarios that can arise. Join our expert as we discuss how to identify key indicators for substance use and recovery, how substance use can affect the workplace and how that impacts the wellbeing of employees.
Wednesday, May 24, 2 p.m. ET | Register Now
Mental Health Literacy, Self-Care and Equity
Let’s increase our awareness and form a better understanding of the impact on historically marginalized communities surrounding mental health challenges and substance use.
Thursday, May 25, 2 p.m. ET | Register Now
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Mental Health Action Day
Join us in wrapping up NAA’s Mental Health Awareness Week by investing one hour in yourself, your members, affiliates and colleagues by implementing the lessons and strategies from this week. Some ideas could include:
- Hosting an event, livestream or fundraiser so individuals can learn, connect, do yoga, play music, exercise or embrace other mental wellness techniques
- Giving employees time off to practice their own mental wellness
- Gain employee insights on ways to improve (or establish) your mental health policies and giving individuals time to learn and implement the policies
- Splitting up the hour throughout the day, including 15 minutes of mindfulness in the morning, a 30-minute break in addition to their lunch time and 15 minutes of reflection before the end of work or during their evening
- Providing free therapy sessions for individuals
Use the hashtag #NAAMentalHealthWeek to share your company’s actions and shine a light on this important topic.
Friday, May 26, one hour
Use the hashtag #NAAMentalHealthWeek to share your company’s journey towards mental health care and learn more about a topic that affects us all.