MCF Awarded the Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health

The Maryland Coalition of Families is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health by Mental Health America. This national certification program recognizes employers committed to creating mentally healthy workplaces and affirms the importance of policies and practices that support employees’ wellbeing.

“As a family peer support organization, we know how critical it is to make sure the people who work hard every day to support Maryland families have the support, resources, and flexibility to take care of themselves and their loved ones,” says MCF Executive Director, Christi Green. “We’re honored that our policies and practices meet the highest standards of the Bell Seal and we’re committed to continuing to find ways to support our staff.”

In addition to a robust Employee Assistance Program and insurance coverage that provides substantial benefits to cover mental health and substance use services, MCF has explored other ways to promote employee self-care. For example, MCF offers a weekly virtual yoga session led by a certified yoga instructor who is also a Family Peer Support Specialist. In the last two years, the organization has provided paid time off between the week of Christmas and New Year’s Day so that employees have time to spend with their families. Last summer, a pilot program to close at noon on Fridays was so successful that it will be implemented again this year.

MCF is thrilled to be recognized as an organization who cares about the people who make our work possible and advance the mission.