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Unlocking Wellness: How We Support Our People


Some days it can feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Battling burnout, stress, and anxiety can leave you struggling to function, with your health suffering in the process.  

As a workplace that encourages people to bring their whole selves into work, we know what it means to empower our employees. We believe the best way for us to support our employees is by prioritizing every aspect of their health.  

But how do we provide this support? By providing the best resources for our people to address their physical, mental, and emotional needs and contribute to their overall well-being.  

How We Help You Maintain Your Physical Health  

Moving your body throughout the day doesn’t need to be complicated.  

On-Site Fitness Centers: By offering an onsite fitness center in Milwaukee and Franklin, we bring fitness to the workspace with services designed to help you support your health and wellness goals. Not only are these centers accessible 24/7, but they are also equipped with state-of-the-art exercise equipment and offer a variety of group exercise classes.  

Mutual Health Centers: We know that sickness and injuries are all too common. That is why we have made it easy to access healthcare professionals with our Mutual Health Centers in Milwaukee, Franklin, and New York. Offering preventative care and chronic condition management, our providers and staff provide an integrated approach to support our employees’ overall well-being.   

How We Help You Maintain Your Mental Health  

Most people think that mental health only needs to be addressed when we are going through a crisis. But we know that’s not true. We understand that mental health directly impacts our overall health and needs to be treated with the same importance of any physical injury.  

Lyra Health: A leading provider of emotional and behavioral health support, Lyra is designed to help employees and their families manage their mental well-being in a way that’s tailored to their specific needs. By designing personalized programs, Lyra is reaching people in the times, places, and ways that feel right for them and their schedules. Not to mention Lyra offers eight free in-person therapy sessions, virtual coaching, and a vast library of self-care resources.  

On-Site Mental Health Professionals: We understand the importance of offering mental health support for our employees and their families at a location that is local and familiar to them. This is why we offer accessible mental and behavioral health services on our onsite Mutual Health Center in Milwaukee or Franklin.  

Support With Everyday Tasks: To support our people with the stressors of daily tasks, we also offer free lunch at our Milwaukee and Franklin locations, along with a free concierge service that offers to run errands, buy tickets, make reservations and complete any task you need so you can spend your free time doing more of things you love.  

How We Help You Maintain Your Emotional Health  

Your surroundings and the relationships you cultivate can significantly impact your emotional well-being at work. This is why we have taken certain measures to ensure that our people have every opportunity to establish friendships, while also enjoying our workspaces. 

Employee Resource Groups: While our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) were created to help Northwestern Mutual attract, develop, and advance our workforce, they were also created to foster a sense of community and belonging for our employees. Each of our eight ERGs represents a specific group of people with shared experiences or backgrounds, and include African American, DisABILITYR Alliance, Hispanic, PRIDE, Asian, Generations, Military Veterans, and Women’s. ERGs help shape and celebrate our unique culture. Not only do our ERGs allow members to network and seek guidance from other employees, but they also cultivate friendships that help support your emotional health while at Northwestern Mutual.  

Inspiring Spaces: When people come to work, we want them to step into an open and warm space that makes them feel happy and at peace. With floor to ceiling windows offering ample natural light, outdoor green spaces to enjoy in the spring and summer, and original artwork displayed throughout our buildings, we create a tranquil environment that our employees value for their emotional well-being.  


We understand the twists and turns that life can bring, and we know that this can make it difficult for you to focus on yourself. At Northwestern Mutual, we are committed to providing our people with the best resources and care they need to bring their best selves to work.