How Bespoke Audio Visual is Supporting Employee Mental Health
Six months ago, Bespoke Audio Visual introduced Not Myself Today, a program developed to help companies build mentally healthy workplaces. In the audio visual industry, we often work long hours – sometimes late into the night. We understand the importance of a healthy work-life balance and want our employees to love what they do but not burn themselves out in the process. Personal life circumstances can contribute to feelings of sadness. This is why it is important for us to equip our employees with educational tools to aid when they need it. We aim to build a workplace where our employees know they have a safe place to talk about their feelings.
How Does Not Myself Today Help?
Not Myself Today, developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), aims to teach Canadians that some days they may not feel like themselves and that’s ok. Not Myself Today provides participating companies with the tools and resources to engage their employees. All funds generated through the program support CMHA and its initiatives.
How Our Employees Benefit
Our employees have access to the Not Myself Today online portal where they can track their mood over time. There are also a lot of resources and a webinar series that they can use and participate in. Each week, we start our internal meetings with an infographic from Not Myself Today to help keep the practice of mental health top of mind. It would be amazing if every Canadian company participated in Not Myself Today because we’ve felt it is a very beneficial resource.