OCTOBER 9 - 15
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS:
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY FLASH CHALLENGE
Take action this World Mental Health Day to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental health.
Participate in the Mental Health Matters: World Mental Health Day Flash Challenge with daily activities to boost your mental health, become a better advocate, and continue this important conversation.
Watch the video and find more information below about the Flash Challenge
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS:
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY FLASH CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES
Join Serco Wellbeing during Zero Harm Week to recognize World Mental Health Day. Use the schedule to participate in activities to focus on your mental health –activities can be completed at any time throughout the week.
EARN WELLBEING TICKETS
Earn one Wellbeing Ticket for each activity you complete – and earn 10 bonus tickets for completing all activities! Complete the Mental Health Matters: World Mental Health Day Flash Challenge Submission Form by Friday, October 20.
TOGETHER FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Mental Health Pledge
Mental health is a vital part of overall health. Chances are, you or someone you care about has struggled with a mental health problem at some point. So what can you do? You can make a difference by learning more about mental health issues, offering support to hose who are struggling, and mental health stigma.
Complete the Mental Health Pledge during the World Mental Health Day Flash Challenge to empower yourself and others to prioritize your mental health.
OCTOBER 10 | 1 PM EST
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
Boosting Your Positive Outlook Webinar
Consistently focusing on the negative side of an issue can greatly contribute to stress. When thinking this way, physical changes take place in the body’s chemistry increasing stress levels and affecting performance and well-being.
This seminar will help participants understand the ways in which this seemingly automatic negative thinking occurs, recognize its typical manifestations, and develop a process for tackling negative thoughts effectively.
FIRST STEP: AWARENESS
Mental Health Assessment
How would you describe your mental health? How often do you slow down and assess the state of your mental health? Checking in with yourself helps to assess how you are really doing. It also helps you be kind to yourself, and stay connected to who you really are inside.
Spend some time this week really considering how you are doing - and take the Mental Health Assessment available on TELUS Health to help you get started.
How to Access TELUS Health online:
First-Time Users: Use the invitation Code sna-employeeID (ex. sna-12356789) to register
Returning Users: Log in using your email address and password set up during the registration process.
Free Mobile App: download the free mobile app on Android or iOS – simply search for LifeWorks
MIND & BODY CONNECTION
Move for Mental Health
Research shows that people who exercise regularly have better mental health, lower rates of mental illness, as well as treating some mental health conditions, like depression and anxiety.
We invite you, your friends, and family to move for your mental health! Take time to walk, run, stretch, dance, jump, swim or more during the Mental Health Matters Flash Challenge - there are no restrictions. Complete the Mental Health Matters Submission Form to verify your participation.
SURVIVING TO THRIVING
Mental Health Break
Taking mental health breaks during your workday can help you recharge your energy, refresh your mind, and relax your body. It can also prevent you from feeling overwhelmed, burned out, or frustrated. By taking mental health breaks, you can improve your productivity, performance, and satisfaction.
Take a mental health break this week to help you recharge. Need some ideas? Check out a few examples below:
Call a friend
Go for a walk
Watch a TedTalk
Listen to a pocast
Tidy up your workspace
Do a mindful meditaiton
PRESS PLAY TO PAUSE
Meditation and Mindfulness Exercise
Does your life seem to keep moving faster and faster? Do you sometimes find yourself doing so many things you can’t appreciate any of them fully? You may benefit from practicing mindfulness, an awareness of the moment. Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment. It enhances wellbeing and expands your ability to savor each moment. It can be used as a tool to help ease stress and improve focus and productivity.
Try a mindfulness or meditation exercise this week. Find resources available below for recorded exercises provided by TELUS Health or Cigna - or try one of your own!
YOU'RE NOT ALONE
Being There Matters
The strength of our social connections - with friends, family, neighbors, coworkers - is powerful for our overall sense of happiness and wellbeing. Research shows that loneliness and lack of human connection be more harmful to our health than obesity, smoking, and high blood pressure.
Take time this week to connect with others and strengthen your social connections.