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Mental Health at Work should
no longer be guesswork.

It’s time to measure what matters.

It’s time for data-driven improvement.

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Mental health is a critical issue for organizations and workers alike.

Employers are increasingly aware of the costs, both social and economic, related to poor mental health at work and the benefits of promoting psychological well-being. Organizations are facing more pressure than ever to provide effective resources to support their workers. The increasing focus on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging has accelerated this need. Despite the recent proliferation of mental health offerings, independent data do not exist to provide scientifically supported decision making for workforce mental health programs.

Working-age adults who have a mental health condition
(Source: WHO, 2021)
Workers who report experiencing negative mental health impacts related to work stress
(Source: APA, 2021)
Annual cost to the global economy due to untreated mental health conditions
(Source: Chisholm et al, 2016)
Employees who believe that actions from their employer would help their mental health
(Source: APA, 2021)

Announcing the Inaugural Quarterly Brief from the Mental Health at Work Index!

Introducing the

Mental Health at Work Index

The Mental Health at Work Index is built on a comprehensive framework:


Evidence-based, data-driven approach to measuring an organization’s mental health programs

Benchmark Scores

Generates immediately usable data, including your organization’s maturity score, a target score, a benchmark score, and a red flag score


Provides immediate data-driven guidance for strategic organizational improvement

Advice Library

Uses algorithms to provide you with recommendations and resources – and prioritizes where to start

Key Business Performance Indicators

Compares key business indicators to the maturity of your organization’s mental health services and programs

Expert Consultation

Optional expert consultation is available to help organizations translate findings and recommendations into action


The 3 Ps

Spanning Protection, Promotion, and Provision of care, the 3 Ps Framework for Mental Health at Work is a comprehensive approach that assesses the full continuum of an organization’s workforce mental health programs and services.


Protect mental health by eliminating psychosocial hazards and minimizing risks that can negatively affect workers’ mental health & psychological well-being


Promote mental health by developing the positive aspects of work as well as worker strengths and positive capacities


Provide access to information, resources, and services; take corrective organizational action to address workplace mental health needs regardless of cause

The Ten Categories

The Mental Health at Work Index provides a data-driven assessment and generates strategic guidance for improvement in 10 key organizational categories that are foundational and closely linked to workforce mental health.
  1. Mental Health Strategy
  2. Leadership
  3. Organizational Culture and Impact
  4. Workforce Involvement and Engagement
  5. Work Design and Environment
  1. Communication
  2. Training Specific to Mental Health
  3. Mental Health Resources and Benefits
  4. Related Employment Practices
  5. Measuring, Monitoring, and Reporting

Improving your Workforce Mental Health Efforts is good for your people and good for business.

Using the Mental Health at Work Index:

Engagement Options

The Index offers different levels of engagement, all designed to help you measure and improve your workforce mental health program.

Mental Health at Work Index Measure & Improve Program Levels of Engagement
Self-Assessment with Expert ConsultationIndependent Evaluation & Rapid Improvement Program
Assessment that measures the maturity of your mental health programs and servicescheck markcheck mark
Auto-generated report with benchmarks that allow organizations to compare themselves with others around the world check markcheck mark
Access to algorithm-driven advice library that provides recommendations and resources check markcheck mark
Expert Review Consultation check markcheck mark
Summary Report from Expert Consultation with Guidance on Prioritizing Improvements check markcheck mark
Expert evaluation through interview and documentation review generating an independent maturity score check mark
Organizational Risk Assessmentcheck mark
Custom Priority Action Roadmap to Improvement check mark
Rapid Improvement Workshop check mark
12-month Advisory Support check mark
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The Index was developed by experts at The Mental Health + Work Design Lab at Columbia University, One Mind, and Ethisphere.

Our Team

Christina McCarthy

Managing Partner, Operations

Managing Partner, Science

Managing Partner, Measurement & Change Management

Associate Senior Scientist

Director, Strategy

Director, Technology

Founding Corporate Council Members

The Founding Corporate Council members of the Mental Health at Work Index have supported the development of the Index by not only making a financial investment, but also by investing their time and sharing their knowledge. These members are global champions committed to making a difference in workforce mental health.
AXA - Mental Health at Work Index Corporate Council Member
AON - Mental Health at Work Index Corporate Council Member
Bank of America - Mental Health at Work Index Corporate Council Member
Business Group on Health - Mental Health at Work Index Corporate Council Member
HCA Healthcare Mental Health Index
Jardines - Mental Health at Work Index Corporate Council Member
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Lifeworks - Mental Health at Work Index Corporate Council Member
Prudential - Mental Health at Work Index Corporate Council Member
URAC - Mental Health at Work Index Corporate Council Member
Christina McCarthy

Christina McCarthy

Managing Partner, Operations

Christina is the Executive Director of One Mind at Work, a non-profit that brings together leading global employers committed to the mental health and wellbeing of their workforce. Christina came to One Mind at Work with over 15 years’ experience in the non-profit sector, focusing on building capacity and business strategy to support long-term sustainability and impact. She started her career in public health operations, and in her most recent role prior to One Mind at Work led the Corporate Partnerships unit at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. As Executive Director, Christina partners directly with One Mind at Work’s member organizations to assess current workplace mental health efforts and identify opportunities to improve existing programs and increase access and utilization.


Christina holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BA from Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Bay Head, New Jersey with her husband and two children.

Kathleen Pike

Kathleen M. Pike, PhD

Managing Partner, Science

Dr. Kathleen M. Pike leads the scientific and resource teams for the Mental Health at Work Index. Kathy has worked globally on the development and dissemination of evidence-based programs to address mental health needs in workplace, school, and clinical settings. She oversees The Mental Health and Work Design Lab at Columbia University, which has a long history of collaborating closely with a wide range of organizations – both nonprofit and for-profit, around the world – on targeted research reports, analytics models, survey instruments, and training programs. Kathy led the development of a mental health at work toolkit to support workforce mental health during COVID-19 and beyond, which has been downloaded over 25,000 times. She served as a scientific contributor to the 2022 World Health Organization Mental Health at Work Guidelines and is passionate about translating mental health science into practice. She provides scientific consultation, program development, workshops, and advisory guidance to organizational leaders who aspire to have real impact with innovative and improved mental health strategies and programs.


Kathy holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in psychology and international studies from Johns Hopkins University and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Yale University.

Craig Moss

Craig Moss

Managing Partner, Measurement & Change Management

Craig Moss leads the measurement and change management processes at the Mental Health at Work Index. Craig is Executive Vice President- Measurement at Ethisphere and a leading expert on using management systems to improve compliance and risk management performance within companies and across supply chains. He has developed and delivered programs to help companies measure and improve their performance on a wide range of ESG and compliance topics, including Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), human rights and data privacy. He has worked extensively with Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms around the world to implement management systems to reduce supply chain risk and improve performance.


Craig was the chair for developing an ANSI standard for Intellectual Property Protection in the Supply Chain. He is currently Director at the Cyber Readiness Institute, where he develops programs to improve cybersecurity in small businesses by focusing on changing human behavior, and Director at the Digital Supply Chain Institute, where he develops change management programs to accelerate digital transformation. Craig was recently elected to the Executive Board for the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA). He has published guides on implementing management systems to improve ESG and compliance for organizations including the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation and the United Nations.

David Ballard

David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA

Senior Scientist

Dr. David Ballard is a psychologist and organizational consultant with more than 15 years of prior experience as a non-profit executive. David’s work focuses on organizational effectiveness, occupational health promotion, workplace mental health, program design and evaluation, and systems-level
workplace interventions. He has provided research, consultation, and training services to government agencies, industry groups, corporations, private equity firms, medical schools, and universities.


During his time at the American Psychological Association, David led APA’s Office of Applied Psychology, Center for Organizational Excellence, and Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program. He currently serves as Senior Fellow and Scientific Advisor for Workforce Mental Health at the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) and is on the boards of directors for The Health Project, which presents the C. Everett Koop National Health Awards, and Sound Mind.


David chairs the Society for Occupational Health Psychology’s Practitioner Committee, co-chairs the Advisory Committee for The Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health in the Workplace, and is a member of NIOSH’s Cross-Sector Council on Healthy Work Design and Well-being and the External Advisory Board for the Johns Hopkins P.O.E. Total Worker Health Center in Mental Health. He received his doctorate in psychology and his MBA in health services administration from Widener University.

Tait Michael

Tait Michael, MD

Associate Senior Scientist

Dr. Michael is a board-certified psychiatrist with 25 years of clinical, administrative, consulting, and teaching experience. She served as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Norwalk Hospital for six years until January 2014 when she founded a consulting business in behavioral healthcare management. Dr. Michael transitioned in 2017 to Medical Director of Community Health for Western Connecticut Health Network and then to Vice Chair of Psychiatry for Nuvance Health. Prior to retiring from clinical work in 2021, she was appointed to the position of Endowed Chair, Community and Behavioral Health for Nuvance Health.


Dr. Michael remains active and interested in community health and advancing mental health and wellness in the workplace. She is married, has two children and enjoys masters swimming, fiber arts and restoring vintage sewing machines.

Sarah Tol

Sarah Tol

Director, Strategy

Sarah serves as a Director for One Mind at Work, a non-profit organization that brings together leading global employers committed to promoting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Prior to joining One Mind at Work, Sarah spent more than 15 years in healthcare leadership, predominantly focused on strategy and growth activities. Nearly 7 of those 15 years Sarah spent as a consultant, where she enjoyed developing meaningful relationships and driving impact. As a result of her personal lived experiences and observing the impact the workplace had on caregivers, Sarah has a deep passion for improving the mental well-being of workers.


Sarah holds a master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Health Administration and a BS from James Madison University. She lives in Napa, California with her husband.

Andrew Garber

Andrew Garber

Director, Technology

Andrew Garber is the Director of Operations for Ethisphere, a role he previously held at CREATe Compliance and the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (CREATe.org). Most recently he was the Office Manager at the Sandia National Laboratories’ Washington, DC Program Office. While at Sandia, Andrew’s primary responsibilities included operations support for the Washington, DC Program Office, outreach to temporarily assigned Sandia employees in the Washington, DC area, and legislative support for the Sandia Government Relations team.


Prior to Sandia, Andrew was the Director of Operations for the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means from 2006-2010. In this role he provided the day-to-day operations and IT support, drafted and managed committee’s biannual budget, and provided administrative and technical support for committee hearings. Additionally, Andrew served as Systems Administrator of U.S. Senator George Voinovich from 2002-2006.


Andrew has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University.

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