Punk Rock HR Episode 128:
Lindsay Crittendon is the head of Headspace for Work. If you thought that was a meditation app on your phone, so did I. However, it is actually so much more than that. They work with businesses across the spectrum to help them identify the best ways to improve the workplace.
Mental Health Awareness Day is coming up on October 5th. Honestly, it should be every day. We need to be having consistent conversations on this topic and on the effect work can have on our mental health. Today, Lindsay helps bring this to the forefront. She’s dedicated to making the world and the world of work a little bit better.
In this episode, we’re talking about the benefits of mindfulness and more thoughtful behavior on the work environment and on our individual lives when we’re not working. We also talk about COVID-19. We use this opportunity to talk about how to emerge from this pandemic in a healthier way. If you’re interested in a conversation about well-being at work and fixing work, sit back and enjoy this discussion with Lindsay from Headspace for Work.
In this episode you’ll hear:
- Lindsay’s driving purpose behind what she does.
- The vision of Headspace for Work and what they do to make it a reality.
- How Headspace for Work defines mindfulness.
- The challenges that are affecting workplace mental health and what to do with that information.
- What a holistic mental health benefits program would look like in the workplace.
- How mindfulness at work and Headspace for Work specifically can benefit people.
- How to incorporate mindfulness into your workday, even if it’s not recognized as a priority by your employers.
- How businesses and leaders can remove some of the barriers and lessen the stigma attached to mental health.
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Headspace has special programming planned for World Mental Health Awareness Day and will launch an exciting new initiative around Employee Mental Health.
Follow them on LinkedIn and stay tuned to be the first to find out about upcoming announcements!