The pandemic has caused collective trauma that, as we all begin to return to a world that operates more closely to normal, will require us to build collective resilience. The culture of your organization has a lot to do with who will thrive and who will flounder post-pandemic, and it requires putting a focus on everyone’s mental health.

Jill Nykoliation, of advertising agency Juniper Park\TBWA, says her firm made mental wellness a priority and offers four tips to help you do the same for your organization.

1. Take the pulse of your team, and share it. The advertising agency began holding weekly “pulse” meetings to gauge how their team was feeling about workload, team dynamics, leadership and so on. The meeting agenda was determined by a weekly survey that asked, “Did you have a good week at Juniper Park\TBWA?” It’s a yes/no question, with no shades of grey, and responses were anonymous. Employees could also add comments or insight. Providing a tool for people to speak freely and anonymously has become a cornerstone of the firm’s culture. Nothing festers. And no matter what comes up, employees feel like their concerns are being heard and will be addressed.

2. Discuss mental health frequently. On some sort of regular basis (perhaps weekly), consider hosting 30-minute, all-team talks where employees can discuss things like burnout, monotony and fear, as well as gratitude, resilience and the importance of kindness, nature, eating and sleeping well, and movement. These meetings shouldn’t be mandatory, but they were well attended at the ad agency and became a touchstone of their culture.

3. Make sure people feel seen. Set aside time during one of your regular meetings to spotlight a few staff members. Resist the convention to only feature people for over-and-above performance; rather, speak to them as people. Perhaps you mention something you heard about their child or a unique hobby they have. The need to be seen is human. To know we matter is important.

4. Bring in some gurus. Invite amazing “teachers” to share stories of personal growth. They don’t have to be famous keynoters or expensive presenters. Consider asking great motivators in your organization or even sharing YouTube videos of inspiring speakers and during a meeting or special event.