May is Mental Health Awareness Month, however, Encepta understands the importance of encouraging the discussion all year around. We are actively working to create a safe space for our colleagues to open about any hard times and successes they are encountering.
For May’s EncepTALKS podcast episode, a few of our Enceptans opened up their hearts and their minds on this internal-audience only EncepTALKS episode. Our host, Brian (Project Manager, EIT), guided the conversation surrounding how to navigate through difficult situations and shared some personal anecdotes on supporting loved ones who have depression. Edward (Field Specialist) shared his experience and struggles after being on an injury-leave for nearly two years and gave us insights on the mindset, activities, and support group that helped bring him to where he is today. Finally, Monique (HR Manager), spoke on how she interprets the meaning of the term mental health and provided some insights onto the benefits available to Enceptans to support their mental health such as our Employee Assistance Program.
Taking a moment to discuss how we can take care of our mental health, especially when you’re going through a difficult time in your life, left the three of them feeling relieved and uplifted. Being able to talk to someone was mentioned as an extremely important factor in their shared experiences and ways to build resilience. Look for ways to be heard and supported. Mental resilience is a balance that involves the ability to manage stress in order to reach one’s full potential.
Here are some of the ways Encepta has demonstrated its support for mental health, as well as how we will continue to do so in the months to come:
Encepta takes pride in knowing we are actively taking steps to improve our workplace’s mental resilience through kindness, compassion, support and education. Please reach out to us if you are an educator on Mental Health, Wellness or Resilience or let us know ways that other companies support their teams.
As an engineering company involved in everything, you can imagine that we are a tight-knit group of people. With the emergence of COVID-19, however, all our personal interactions in the office were cut off, and we had to devise other ways to stay in touch and remain productive throughout the day.
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