In honor of World Mental Health Day on October 10th, Digital Remedy celebrated last week with our Second Annual Mental Health Week. Full of activities, events, and programs, Mental Health Week is designed to encourage Remediers to learn more about the ways in which you can improve and maintain your mental health in the workplace.
This year, we took each day to focus on a different aspect of mental health, aiming to provide a well-rounded experience and a healthy and happy environment for all of our employees across our U.S. offices. Team members received daily schedules of activities, along with facts and additional resources in order to debunk any myths, and destigmatize the conversation surrounding mental health.
Monday: Health Space
Monday’s focus was all about creating a healthy and happy workspace by cleaning up and beautifying your space. After employees sanitized their desks and did a little “fall cleaning,” they had the opportunity to print out pictures, plant a succulent, or decorate their desks in a way that would make them most comfortable and happy throughout the day.
Tuesday: Healthy Spirit
Day 2 focused on boosting creativity and decompressing. Adult coloring books were available in the office to give people a moment to rest and let their creativity loose. Completed coloring pages were then displayed in the office for all to admire. The day was wrapped up with a little arts-and-crafts project that allowed everyone to customize an aromatherapy clay stress-ball for themselves.
Wednesday: Healthy Mind
Wednesday was all about stretching out those mental muscles. Puzzles were available in every office as teams worked together to complete them. We are proud to say, mission accomplished! After work, all three U.S. offices came together for some friendly competition over a live-streamed trivia night.
Thursday: Healthy Heart
Day 4 started with some nutritious (and delicious!) smoothies and then the NYC office was then visited our lovable and huggable therapy dog friends from New York Therapy Animals, while our Denver team enjoyed an opportunity to bring their dogs to work. Meanwhile, NOLA used the evening to learn more about the positive heart benefits of red wine with a customized wine tasting.
Friday: Healthy Body
To round up our week, flu shots were administered in the NYC office, while NOLA and Denver prepped for the season with some emergency flu kits with all the essentials. Sunshine Notes that team members wrote to acknowledge their gratitude and appreciation for each other were distributed. Finally, to send people off for the weekend feeling zen and balanced, after-work yoga and meditation classes were available.
With the wrap of our Second Annual Mental Health Week, we were thrilled to see team members from each and every Digital Remedy office get involved, and we are excited to start implementing some of these activities into our daily offerings based on some of the feedback we have received. As we continue through the final quarter of 2019 and into the new year ahead, the success of Mental Health Week has motivated Digital Remedy to increase our focus on mental health, and continue to foster a healthy and balanced workplace for our employees.