Table of Experts: Mental health – impacts of Covid in the workplace

The Covid pandemic left behind far more than lost loved ones and prolonged health concerns. It also intensified the importance of making mental health services more widely available in the workplace.

Jeff Hayward, president and CEO of Heart of Florida United Way, said calls to HFUW’s 211 Information and Referral Crisis Helpline rose from 700 to 3,200 the first week after Covid was called a pandemic.

“Even today, we receive about 30 suicide prevention calls a day from our three-county area,…