On this page you'll find all GE HealthAhead resources that are specifically for People Leaders to help you with supporting yourself and your team. There are webinars, apps, videos, guides, meditations, and other content as well as how to best use them!
People Leader Resiliency Resource
As a leader, your role is not to diagnose mental health issues, but rather to create a culture that encourages employees to seek help when needed. Use the information in this guide to provide team members with support. This resource guide is available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Hungarian, Italian, and German. Build your personal resilience and improve your leadership style with meQ. - Learn how this Bank Vice President used meQ to better support himself and his team.
Creating an environment where your team members feel comfortable being creative, making mistakes, or voicing their opinions and concerns without fear of punishment or disregard is important towards establishing a culture of psychological safety. Learn more about what constitutes Psychological Safety with this meQ article or webinar presented by Kathleen Vieira - Regional Learning & Development Leader for GE Aerospace. Additional resources can be found by searching within the meQ application.
Share this one-page list of global wellbeing tools and resources with your team.
This GE Aerospace Time to Talk video created by David Hoare, Senior Communications & Site Compliance Leader - Wales, highlights GE employees and leaders sharing why it’s important to talk about mental health. You can share this short video with your team to introduce the topic as part of a meeting (perhaps as a safety moment) and people can discuss, comment or not. If you're at a manufacturing site you can share on large display screens or use it as inspiration to create your own short video for your site. Find recording tips and instructions on how to produce anonymously for those who prefer to not be on camera.
Take a Break
It's important for everyone to take time for themselves each day but not everyone does. Encourage employees to take 5 minutes to stand up and stretch, go for a quick walk, or meditate. Schedule time on everyone's calendars to remind them that this is an initiative you support and encourage them to partake in.
View these recorded People Leader specific sessions to learn new techniques and understand different perspectives.
Leading Through Uncertainty (meQ): focuses on how to manage in these unprecedented times —starting with helping leaders boost their individual resilience and wellbeing, how to better manage anxiety and stress in their teams, how to communicate more effectively, and finally, how to add positivity, which is critical in challenging times.
Mental Health Fundamentals for Managers (Optum): This session provides a general understanding of mental health issues and their effects on work performance, with a focus on key communication skills and enhancing management and support through the early identification of issues. Managers will be educated on the importance of maintaining their own professional boundaries and self-care when dealing with staff experiencing mental health issues.
Mental Health: Recognize and Respond (Workplace Options): Every manager has a responsibility to be proactive in helping support their employees during times of need. Our working lives can have a powerful influence on our mental state, and as leaders in a high-pressured world, it is essential to develop the confidence and competence to identify individuals at risk and intervene in an appropriate and effective way.
Managing Team Burnout (meQ): Burnout is pervasive: We tend to think of burnout as a personal problem, remedied by more meditation, exercise, and sleep. However, burnout is a systemic issue that requires a systematic solution. As a leader, you are part of the solution. By employing small, straightforward strategies, you can create positive changes within your team—enhancing everything from performance to cohesiveness.
People Centric Leadership (Workplace Options): Leaders who follow a people-centric approach to create a healthy and productive workplace put their people at the forefront of everything they do. This relies on emotional intelligence (EQ), the ability to recognize their own feelings and those of other, and self-motivation to understand the needs and motivations of others. This session focuses on emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and relating to others.
GE HealthAhead Mini Tour for People Leaders (The GE HealthAhead Team): Join this session to learn about two wellbeing resources, meQuilibrium and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), to better understand what these programs are and how you can use them to support yourself and your team.
Build a Culture of Mental Wellbeing (meQ): About 450 million people currently suffer from mental health issues. As a leader, your role is not to diagnose, but rather to create a stigma-free culture and to educate yourself, so you are prepared to discuss these issues when they arise. Join to learn about mental health issues and stigma in the workplace and gain tools for cultivating a supportive work culture.
Manager in the Middle (meQ): In this session, learn how to recognize the signs of burnout and how to prevent it from happening to you or others, learn strategies for managing overwhelm in yourself and your team, learn how to adjust to changing circumstances so that you and your team can feel more confident in your abilities, and connect to your “why.”