lWhen Catherine C. dealt with a family death last year, it was a bit easier because her company offered free therapy as an employee benefit. VideoAmp rolled out the service to its then 200-strong workforce in 2020 as part of a range of support offerings. In a world where one out of five workers cite lack of mental health support at work as a top factor for resigning, such programs respond to an urgent need, as this long and interesting story shows. It is not just about providing services -- companies also need to look at their workplace processes, systems and structures to see if they cause stress. Employees also need time and autonomy to use mental health services. Some companies enshrine time off in company policies and practices, while other companies offer a stipend for people to spend on something they feel will add to their happiness, or improve a negative situation.

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