At Adthena, every day is an opportunity to prioritize the well-being of our incredible team members. For us, it’s not just a date on the calendar; it’s a year-round commitment. As we mark Mental Health Day on October 10th, let’s remember our shared dedication to mental health – today and every day.
Remote work and mental wellness
It’s essential to acknowledge that in a non-traditional office setup, we must find alternative ways to remain connected. Working remotely can sometimes make you feel isolated, which highlights the importance of taking care of your mental well-being, both on and off the job.
Read on to see some of the ways our Adthenians actively prioritize their health when working from home.
Rosie Daramola, Account Manager
A few things that work for me:
- Going to the gym before work, running errands during my lunch break, or taking internal calls while going for a walk.
- Taking short breaks throughout the day
- Turning off notifications and sticking to a set end time helps me maintain a clear work-home boundary.
Adam Zafar, Management Accountant
It’s easy to lose track of time and overwork so I’ve set myself a strict cutoff time to log off by 6 PM every day. This allows me to switch off, do other things, and not think about work. I also go on 20-30 minute walks during my lunch breaks. This helps clear my mind and shift my focus away from work.
Elodie Beauloye, Customer Success Manager
If my mind is balanced, I feel better at work and in my personal life, and I can be efficient because my head is in the right place. Once my workday is finished, I switch off everything, my laptop but also my brain! I go for a walk, or anything else really, but outside. Having a social circle is also important and really makes a difference!
Supporting mental health at Adthena
At Adthena, we’re dedicated to offering practical support and benefits to all employees. Nurturing the mental well-being of our team is a top priority, so how do we offer this support?
Aetna’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
EAP provides a range of support services, including confidential counseling with unlimited calls and in-person sessions for mental health, assistance with financial, legal, and family care matters, and guidance on self-care, fitness, and stress management for healthier living.
Private medical insurance
Our Private Medical Insurance extends coverage to private medical treatment, including physical therapy and anonymous mental health support. We also offer fully funded access to the Headspace app through our partnership with Vitality, along with access to private GP services.
Family Friendly Policy
We understand that becoming a new parent can be one of the most stressful times in someone’s life. We provide employees with ample time off to focus on connecting with their little ones and offering the support needed during these critical moments.
Trust-based and compassionate leave
Life is unpredictable, and we want our employees to know that their well-being is our priority. If someone needs a mental health day, we encourage them to take it – their health matters. Our compassionate leave policy offers flexibility and understanding during tough times, helping them navigate personal challenges and unexpected situations with peace of mind.
We support flexible-hybrid working, allowing employees to work from home at least twice a week. We also recognize the importance of accommodating personal appointments and responsibilities, such as GP or antenatal appointments, by allowing employees to attend and return to work afterward without the need for using vacation days. Additionally, for those who have family living overseas or who like to get a change of scenery, Adthena offers the flexibility to work abroad for up to 30 days (subject to manager approval), enabling employees to stay connected and explore new places
Read on to see some of the ways our Adthenians navigate their work-life balance.
Sarah Dutton, Senior Director of Growth Marketing
I have to get out and about, especially when WFH. This means a 30-minute walk either in the morning before work or at lunchtime. Getting into the office to see people face-to-face is refreshing. If WFH, connecting with the team on a call provides a dose of human interaction.
I feel most switched off at the end of the day when I do some exercise – a gym class or tennis lesson for me. Or maybe, on a Thursday, a cheeky glass of wine with some pals.
Andrzej Mykowski, Product Manager
I create a daily schedule that mimics the office routine, with dedicated work hours, breaks, personal time, and special moments with my 5-year-old son. My passion for indoor climbing keeps me physically active, while mindfulness exercises nurture my mental well-being.
Other resources and support
Mental Health Services
Below, you’ll find extensive listings of mental health services available in your region.
- UK – Mental Health Services
- US – Mental Health Services
- AUS – Mental Health Services
- Global – Mental Health Services
- Headspace: Guided meditation and mindfulness exercises to reduce stress/anxiety.
- Calm: Meditation, sleep stories, and relaxation techniques to promote better mental well-being.
- Talkspace: Online counseling services with licensed therapists.
- Mindshift CBT: Anxiety management app to promote relaxation and mindfulness.