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Mental Health Week Blog Series 1 – Q&A with Our Team + an Exciting Wellbeing Collaboration

Firstly, we would like to introduce one of our latest partnerships with Cater Care’s Wellbeing Program, Thrive, which launched this year on 12 July and secondly we will go into a Mental Health Week Q&A with some of our Happiness Co team members. 

The launch comes after an internal survey that identified mental health and employee wellbeing as a key area of focus. The survey informed the creation of Thrive’s five key pillars which includes Staff Safety, Leadership and Support, Resilience, Education and Culture.

These pillars will be central to the content and resources that are delivered, specifically as part of the quarterly workshops, which will be facilitated by our team at Happiness Co. 

We are proud to be partnering with a brand that is focussing on wellbeing for their staff at this level. 

In light of Mental Health Week at Thrive, we have put together a Q&A from some of our Happiness Co team, to get insight into how they manage their mental health and support loved ones. 

Let’s get into the Mental Health Week Q&A with our team

Q: What is something you do when feeling down to get you feeling inspired and happy again?

Barry: Time in my massage chair, spending time in the veggie garden and watching my chooks roam the gardens.

A: What is your philosophy on supporting others’ mental health?

Barry: “Sometimes people need space to breathe and other times they need help to catch their breath.”

Q: What is something you do when feeling down to get you feeling inspired and happy again?

Michelle: Listen to a podcast or some uplifting music and walk, it combines, exercise with a positive vibe and fresh air.

A: What is your philosophy on supporting others’ mental health?

Michelle: I believe everyone deserves happiness, regardless of where they have come from in their journey. Non-judgemental love and kindness is my philosophy.

Q: What is something you do when feeling down to get you feeling inspired and happy again?

Priya: I call my best friend and chat about how I’m feeling- just talking out loud about how I’m feeling helps change my mood to feel inspired. 

A: What is your philosophy on supporting others’ mental health?

Priya: Live, laugh, love. We all go through struggles, it’s about learning to ask for help & speak up about your struggle. Listen and laugh with them, love them & show care!

At the end of the day, our mental health is paramount to our overall happiness and in turn our sense of fulfilment from life.

Placing priority over our mental health and happiness over everything else can be a huge shift, that can change our perception immensely. 

Although everyone’s tools and tricks to staying happy vary, we hope hearing from some of our team has given you some ideas to implement in your life.

We also hope it shows how everyone is in this journey together and life can be hard, but there are also so many tools and resources out there for us to utilise to feel happy and supported. 

If you would like any more information on partnering up with us to be a part of our Happiness Co Employee Program, email robbie@happinessco.org or visit our website for information on our many programs. 

Stay tuned for the second part of our Mental Health Week series coming next week on the topic of how mental health starts with our children, as we hear from Dr Jelena Parry – Paediatric Osteopath and Founder of Happy Hearts.

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