Navigating the Right Approach to Personal Loss and Mental Health in the Workplace
In a special edition of the Highway to Health podcast, host David Kemp steps out of the studio and onto the greens of Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas. This episode features a candid discussion on the intersection of personal loss and mental health in the workplace with Matt Brost, Vice President of Health & Welfare and People Solutions at Lockton Companies.
The conversation with Matt Brost delves into his personal experiences with loss during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it impacted his mental health and work life. Brost shares the story of losing his father-in-law and father on the same day while also grappling with his demanding job role and his own family’s battle with COVID-19. This poignant narrative sets the stage for a broader discussion on the importance of mental health support in the workplace and the role of employers in fostering well-being among employees.
Brost emphasizes the need for mental health solutions that are both effective and accessible, highlighting the challenges he faced and the support systems that helped him persevere. The episode also touches on healthcare consumerism, advocating for patients to become more informed and proactive in their healthcare choices, leading to better outcomes and cost savings for employees and employers. David Kemp and Matt Brost explore the delicate balance of providing quality care, managing costs, and the critical role of mental health awareness in creating resilient communities within the workplace.