Next Monday is World Mental Health Day, a day to reflect upon how we all can do our part to support our own mental health. And, here at Intellimize, we’re doing just that! Our Neurodivergence Employee Resource Group (ERG) has put together a full week of activities in recognition of World Mental Health Day.
Our Neurodivergence ERG is using World Mental Health Day as a springboard to bring attention to the importance of looking after your own mental health and how Intellimize supports employees’ mental health through a myriad of programs.
Keep reading to learn how Intellimize is observing World Mental Health Day this year!
Here at Intellimize we have two all-company standup calls a week—yup you read that right! While we usually spend these 15 minute meetings sharing kudos, updates, and promoting cross-departmental collaboration, this week we’re doing things a bit differently! In honor of World Mental Health Day, we’ll be asking employees to “go purple” at our weekly standup calls by wearing purple clothes and changing their Zoom backgrounds to the color purple.
Additionally, we’ll be using the calls to showcase the following mental health-related solutions:
Anxiety is universal. It’s the most common type of mental health disorder in the US. According to the World Health Organization 1 in 13 people in the world report that they suffer from an anxiety disorder. About 8% of children and teenagers also suffer from an anxiety disorder.
In high stress situations, people who suffer from anxiety can feel restless, impatient, nervous, and can internalize these stressors in the form of panic attacks. A fidget toy can provide an outlet for these movements which can provide a calming effect. In honor of World Mental Health Day we will be offering each of our employees a fidget cube (pictured below), it’s a great tool for any remote employee who spends the work day in Zoom meetings or a lively home with many distractions.
The final ingredient in our observance of World Mental Health Day is our meditation challenge! Our Neurodivergence ERG is hosting a quick 10 minute meditation class for all employees. From there, they’re challenging all employees to take the reins into their own hands and practice meditation 5 minutes a day for 5 days the following week! Dedicating 5 minutes of stillness to the work day is a great way for folks to get centered and put their mental wellbeing at the forefront of their daily schedule.
While World Mental Health Day comes but one day a year, here at Intellimize we believe that mental health is a critical part of any great place to work year round. If you’re interested in becoming a part of our amazing team be sure to check out our open roles here and of course have a wonderful World Mental Health Day!