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Serco is a place you can count on to support your total wellbeing.

 

Serco Wellbeing hosts a Rise to the Challenge focused on a dimension of wellbeing. By offering wellbeing challenges and opportunities to set and achieve goals, Serco Wellbeing encourages along your journey towards total wellbeing. 

Learn more about the upcoming challenges for 2024, how you can participate, and rewards you can earn below. 

Q1 CHALLENGE: 
MONEY MINDSET

Take control of your finances and get on the road to financial wellness.

CHALLENGE DATES:

FEBRUARY 19- MARCH 31

Q2 CHALLENGE: 
MISSION POSSIBLE:
MENTAL HEALTH

Take healthy steps and make positive changes in your daily emotional health so you can be mentally fit.

COMING SOON!
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Q3 CHALLENGE: 
BUILDING BRIDGES: 
SOCIAL CONNECTION

Take time to reach out to new people around or deepen our relationships with friends and family.

COMING SOON!

Q4 CHALLENGE: 
LET'S GET PHYSICAL!

Walk, run, dance, or play and challenge yourself to move more with the Let’s Get Physical Challenge.

COMING SOON!

CHALLENGE ENDED

RISE TO THE CHALLENGE
MISSION POSSIBLE: MENTAL HEALTH

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Mission Possible: Mental Health Challenge and congratulations to our Rise to the Challenge Winners! Ten participants were randomly selected to win a gift to the Wellbeing Marketplace! See the winners below.

$500 Winners 

Kelsey Aguirre

Julia Russell

Jessica Trotter

Kerry Smith

Scott Hansen

$250 Winners 

Jennie Ramirez

Sylvia Dawe

Michette Board

Keith Speaker

Deborah Stenger-McGranahan

$250 Winners 

Jennie Ramirez

Sylvia Dawe

Michette Board

Keith Speaker

Deborah Stenger-McGranahan

Mark your calendars for the next Rise to the Challenge starting in September! 

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MISSION POSSIBLE: MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGE INFORMATION

The Mission Possible: Mental Health Challenge will help you develop a personalized approach to reducing stress and managing your emotional wellbeing by building a Mental Health Toolbox.

BUILDING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH TOOLBOX

A mental health toolbox is a collection of strategies and resources that you can turn to as soon as you start to feel anxious or distressed. Just like a physical toolbox helps us tackle household repairs, our mental health toolbox equips us to address life’s emotional challenges effectively. 

 

Each week of the challenge will focus on new tools to help you cope with stress. By the end of the challenge, you’ll be prepared with a variety of tools to help you in any stressful situation.

  • Week 1: Self-Awareness – The Foundation of Your Mental Health Toolbox

  • Week 2: Zen Zone - Creating a Comfort Kit

  • Week 3: Exercises for the Mind and Body

  • Week 4: Strength in Numbers: Social Support

  • Week 5: Relax and Recharge

  • Week 6: Essential Self-Care Tools

CHALLENGE PARTICIPATION 

  1. Use the Mission Possible: Mental Health Toolbox Worksheet to keep track of all the tools and resources you add throughout the challenge – or create your own physical toolbox!

  2. Complete the weekly Submission Forms to earn Wellbeing Tickets.

  3.  Activities and worksheets will also be available to help you build your toolbox.

Mission Possible: Mental Health Weekly Activity

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WEEK 1: MAY 6 - MAY 13

Self-Awareness: The Foundation of Your Mental Health Toolbox

Self-awareness is the cornerstone of creating a mental health toolbox. But strange as it may seem, many people are not aware of what causes their stress.

 

PICTURE THIS: The phone is ringing off the hook. Your inbox is overflowing. You’re 45 minutes late for a deadline and your boss is knocking on your door, asking how your latest project is going. We all have events, situations, people or things in life that make us feel stressed.  By beginning to identify and understand the sources of your stress, you can learn tools and strategies to better manage it. 

 

Mental Health Toolbox: Tool #1

Identify what causes you stress and how it affects you. Use the Recognizing Stress Worksheet to help you identify your symptoms and triggers of stress.

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WEEK 2: MAY 13 - MAY 20

Zen Zone: Creating a Comfort Kit

When we feel overwhelmed and anxious, it can be difficult to ground ourselves in the present moment and create a sense of calm. A comfort kit is a can help when your mental wellbeing starts to slip.

 

What is a Comfort Kit?

A comfort kit is a collection of skills, techniques, items, and other suggestions that you can in times when stress, anxiety or other negative emotions become overwhelming. Whenever you feel overwhelmed with negative emotions you can turn to your comfort kit to calm down. Items might include something calming to smell, or something to listen to or look at that reminds you of positive and happy times.

Mental Health Toolbox: Tool #2

Create your own Comfort Kit that you can utilize in times when stress. Check out the Comfort Kit Worksheet to find ideas and items.

  1. Write a list (on your phone or on paper) or find a container to hold your items.

  2. Gather items that are meaningful or will be helpful reduce stress. 

  3. Reminder: There are no rules about what to include. We are all unique, and it’s about finding what works for you.

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WEEK 3: MAY 20-27

Exercises for the Mind and Body

Engaging in activities to improve mental health is crucial for cultivating a balanced and resilient mind. Strengthening the connection between your body and mind may benefit all areas of your life. It can help reduce stress, promote better sleep, and may even help you better regulate your emotions. These activities offer a powerful means to enhance emotional well-being and cope with the challenges of daily life.

 

Mental Health Toolbox: Tool #3

Try different exercises to find the ones that work best for you – and that you can add to your mental health toolbox. Check out the Exercises for the Mind and Body Checklist for tools, ideas, and strategies.

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WEEK 4: MAY 27-JUNE 3

Strength in Numbers: Social Connections

Close relationships and social connections can be a natural way to manage daily or chronic stress and maintain your mental health.  Whether you’re dealing with chronic stress or day-to-day frustrations, reaching out to others can be a go-to strategy for managing stress.

 

When your car breaks down, you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, or you’re going through a rough time at work, supportive people in your life can rush in to help.  Maybe that blown transmission doesn’t seem so devastating when your friend is with you in the car. Or perhaps a normally stressful errand feels more like an adventure when your sibling or partner tags along.​

 

Mental Health Toolbox: Tool #4

Write down your go-to people or strategies and create a plan to strengthen connections in your life for your mental health toolbox.​ Need some ideas? Check out the Strength in Numbers Checklist to for more ideas and strategies.

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WEEK 5: JUNE 3 - JUNE 10

Relax and Recharge

When was the last time you took a break? How often do you rest?  In today's fast-paced world, it can be challenging to find the time, space, and energy to relax. It's easy to get caught up in the daily grind, feeling like we need to be productive all the time, and putting pressure on ourselves to keep up with the demands of modern life.

Finding time to unwind and recharge is essential, both for your mental and physical wellbeing.  It allows us to clear our minds and reduce stress, helping us to feel more balanced and focused, so take time to recharge and restore your mind and body.

Mental Health Toolbox: Tool #5

Write down activities, strategies, or tools that will help you recharge your mental health. Check out the Relax and Recharge Checklist to find ideas and add them to your mental health toolbox. 

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WEEK 6: JUNE 10 - JUNE 16

Essential Self-Care Tools

Life can be stressful, and your body and mind can’t go nonstop without any breaks. You may focus on work or school, your family, or other commitments and forget you need to take care of yourself, too. This can weaken your mental health and lead to burnout. You don’t want your phone to run out of battery when you need to use it. Similarly, when your mental or physical energy runs low, you need to plug into your personal power sources. By building self-care activities into your life, you give your mind and body the break they need to recharge—to help you be the best self you can be.

Mental Health Toolbox: Tool #6

Check out the Self-Care Tools Checklist fore ideas - then write down self-care habits, routines, or strategies to add to your mental health toolbox.

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WEEK 2: MAY 13 - MAY 20

Zen Zone: Creating a Comfort Kit

When we feel overwhelmed and anxious, it can be difficult to ground ourselves in the present moment and create a sense of calm. A comfort kit is a can help when your mental wellbeing starts to slip.

 

What is a Comfort Kit?

A comfort kit is a collection of skills, techniques, items, and other suggestions that you can in times when stress, anxiety or other negative emotions become overwhelming. Whenever you feel overwhelmed with negative emotions you can turn to your comfort kit to calm down. Items might include something calming to smell, or something to listen to or look at that reminds you of positive and happy times.

Mental Health Toolbox: Tool #2

Create your own Comfort Kit that you can utilize in times when stress. Check out the Comfort Kit Worksheet to find ideas and items.

  1. Write a list (on your phone or on paper) or find a container to hold your items.

  2. Gather items that are meaningful or will be helpful reduce stress. 

  3. Reminder: There are no rules about what to include. We are all unique, and it’s about finding what works for you.

Mission Possible: Mental Health Challenge Resources

  AVAILABLE TO ALL EMPLOYEES   

INCENTIVES & REWARDS

Earn incentives and rewards for participating in the quarterly Rise to the Challenge activities. 

See what's new for 2024!

WELLBEING TICKETS

Earn Wellbeing Tickets for participating in the weekly activities: 

  • Earn 1 Wellbeing Ticket for each weekly activity completed 

  • Earn 10 Wellbeing Tickets for completing entire challenge.

GIFT CARDS: WELLBEING MARKETPLACE

10 Winners will be randomly selected to win a Gift Card to the Wellbeing Marketplace:

  • 5 Winners: $500 Gift Card

  • 5 Winners: $250 Gift Card

  AVAILABLE TO US EMPLOYEES ONLY   

INCENTIVES & REWARDS

US employees can earn Serco Incentive Dollars for self-reporting challenge participation. 

SERCO INCENTIVE DOLLARS

US employees can earn Serco Incentive Dollars for self-reporting challenge participation.  View the Serco Benefits Guide for more information. ​

  • Enrolled in Cigna Medical: $50 per challenge

  • Not enrolled in Cigna Medical: $25 Gift Card

REPORT PARTICIPATION: ​

2024 RISE TO THE CHALLENGE ARCHIVE

Find previous challenge information and resources.

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CHALLENGE ENDED

RISE TO THE CHALLENGE
Mission Possible: Mental Health

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Mission Possible: Mental Health Challenge and congratulations to our Rise to the Challenge Winners! Ten participants were randomly selected to win a gift to the Wellbeing Marketplace! See the winners below.

$500 Winners 

Kelsey Aguirre

Julia Russell

Jessica Trotter

Kerry Smith

Scott Hansen

$250 Winners 

Jennie Ramirez

Sylvia Dawe

Michette Board

Keith Speaker

Deborah Stenger-McGranahan

Money Mindset Weekly Challenge Guides

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