Mind Share Partners is a national nonprofit that is changing the culture of workplace mental health so that both employees and organizations can thrive. Up to 80% of people will have a diagnosable mental health condition at some point during their lifetime—that means mental health affects every meeting, every phone call, and every workplace. We believe that if workplaces commit to reducing stigma, supporting their employees with mental health challenges, and addressing related workplace factors, we can drastically improve individual lives, company cultures, and workplace productivity.
What We Do
Mental health is integral to the future of work as well as to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). Since 2020, workplace mental health has moved from a nice-to-have to a must-have, but few workplaces know how to execute well. The pandemic’s lasting effects, racial trauma, the political divide, and other factors have created an unprecedented opportunity for us to eliminate stigma and create more mentally healthy workplaces. We tripled our impact during 2020 and are poised for significant growth this year and beyond. Since launching in 2017, we have proven our program model and are ready to scale to meet this unique moment with a focus on two key program areas:
1. Movement Building: We are leading the social movement to create mentally healthy workplaces. Our movement building program area aims to normalize mental health at work. Our goal is to shift the perception of workplace mental health to a collective organizational priority, and advocate for mental health to be fundamentally woven into the way we work. We do this through content, campaigns, partnerships, and thought leadership. We also host a free virtual community that supports the leaders of over 400 company-sponsored mental health employee resource groups.
We’ve seen incredible momentum through these efforts, including contributing to the U.S. Surgeon General's Framework for Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being, authoring multiple chapters in HBR's Guide to Better Mental Health at Work, and having our collective Mental Health at Work report findings covered in 200+ national and international media outlets—reaching 2.6+ billion readers. We provide resources in our blog, run two columns on workplace mental health in Forbes and Thrive Global and frequently contribute articles to Harvard Business Review. Mind Share Partners has been featured in prestigious media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TIME, Good Morning America, The Boston Globe, and Bloomberg, among many others.
2. Workplace Training, Advising and Transformation: As a nonprofit, our mission is to make a meaningful difference for your organization. We are a full-service training, strategy, and implementation partner that provides a customized, impactful approach to mental health at work. We help executives, managers, and colleagues to build safe spaces, facilitate hard conversations, and learn tools and strategies to navigate mental health at work. We take a proactive and preventative management approach with an equity lens. Our client services function also serves as an R&D engine that is channeled into our movement building and cutting-edge thought leadership work. We've worked with industry leaders in tech, finance, professional services, and retail, including BlackRock, Genentech, Morrison & Foerster, Pinterest, Yahoo!, and others.
What It’s Like To Work At Mind Share Partners
We seek to live our vision of a mentally healthy and inclusive workplace and below are just some examples of what that looks like in practice:
PTO: We give four weeks of PTO, observe 12 holidays plus have a shutdown week the last week of the year to recharge. We encourage people to completely sign off from work when they are on vacation and at the end of their workday.
Flexibility: We have always been a remote, nationally distributed team that puts our employees first with flexible work practices. We connect often and convene in person when possible.
Benefits: We have strong health, mental health, dental, and vision benefits, professional development funds, and a stipend to set up your home office.
Culture: We’re a group of good humans and balanced high-achievers – we recognize the whole person at work.