Prioritizing Mental Health: Our Company's Initiatives

In today's fast-paced world, where the demands of work can often encroach upon our personal lives, prioritizing mental health is paramount. At JMIR Publications, we recognize the importance of fostering a supportive and healthy work environment for our employees.

In honor of May being Mental Health Month, Tammy Westbrook, Senior Human Resources Manager at JMIR Publications highlights some of the initiatives we have implemented to promote mental well-being within our organization, that we have found effective and that you may consider for your organization as well.

Flexibility and Remote Work

We understand that everyone has unique schedules and responsibilities outside of work. That's why we prioritize flexibility and offer remote work options to our employees. Whether it's accommodating personal appointments, family commitments, or simply allowing for a better work-life balance, our flexible policies empower employees to manage their time in a way that works best for them.

Right to Disconnect Policy

In today's hyperconnected world, it can be challenging to switch off from work and truly unwind. At JMIR Publications we've implemented a right to disconnect policy, ensuring that employees have designated times where they are not expected to be reachable for work-related matters. By promoting boundaries between work and personal life, we aim to reduce stress and prevent burnout among our team members.

Comprehensive Health Benefits

We believe that access to quality healthcare is a fundamental responsibility. That's why we offer comprehensive health benefits that extend to our employees' partners and dependents. From medical and dental coverage to mental health services and wellness programs, we strive to provide our employees with the support they need to prioritize their physical and mental well-being.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

We recognize that employees may face challenges in their personal lives that can impact their mental health. That's why we offer a confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to provide short-term counseling and support.  The EAP gives our staff access to a variety of healthcare professionals who can help with a wide range of issues, including stress, anxiety, low mood, relationship problems, substance abuse, and even financial worries. Whether they are facing personal challenges or professional roadblocks, the EAP can be a valuable resource to in improving overall well-being.  The EAP provides confidential support whenever staff needs it most.

Wellness Days

Recognizing the importance of taking time off to recharge and rejuvenate, we've implemented wellness days as part of our employee benefits package. These additional paid days off can be used for self-care activities, taking care of loved ones, or religious holidays. By encouraging regular breaks and time for relaxation, we aim to promote overall wellness and prevent burnout among our workforce.


At JMIR Publications, we're committed to fostering a culture that prioritizes mental health and well-being. Through initiatives like flexible working hours, remote work options, a right to disconnect policy, comprehensive health benefits, an employee assistance program, and wellness days, we aim to support our employees in achieving a healthy work-life balance. Because when our team members thrive, so does our company.

Join us in prioritizing mental health and well-being. Together, we can create a happier, healthier workplace for all.