Mumbai: Focusing on the mental well-being of employees is the need of the hour. Considering this as its highest priority, WATConsult, the globally awarded hybrid digital agency from the house of Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) India, has partnered with MindPeers, India’s first holistic science-based mental health tech platform. The brand is known to extend qualitative, affordable, and measurable mental wellness services to organizations. Utilizing these services, the agency aims to provide personalized solutions, mindful consultancy, and support to its team.
Along with imposing some unforeseen challenges, the current COVID-19 outbreak has indeed accelerated mental health crises across the globe. As India witnesses a considerable surge in such cases every month, there seems to be a dire need for organizations to take up the cause at priority. Uncertainty, lack of facts, unawareness, and stigma are the few causes that lead to a consistent increase in stress amongst employees. Unfortunately, mental ill-health is speculated to be the ‘next wave’ of the pandemic. Therefore, WATConsult not only aims to initiate this tie-up for a specific time but also, intends to let its employees use these services till the end of this year.
Speaking on the association, Heeru Dingra, CEO, WATConsult said, “This global pandemic has created a three-fold crisis – health, economic and psychological, leaving people around the world anxious and fearful. Thus, to function at the best of their capacity, it is quite necessary to keep up the spirit, both mentally and physically. Though people need to be assured about their jobs and a healthy living environment, they also essentially require a way to adopt a positive mindset amidst this chaos. This association is a step toward that direction.”
Kanika Agarwal, Founder, MindPeers.co added, “We believe that workplaces making mental wellness of their employees a priority is the ‘new normal’ and is here to stay forever. MindPeers is a recently launched platform providing qualitative, affordable, and measurable mental wellbeing services including therapies for consumers and organizations. In the last two months, our business has grown by about 146% with a lot of corporates and organizations reaching out to us for our tech-based Employee Assistance Program. Our partnership with WATConsult is quite refreshing and a unique one. As a mental well-being service provider, we certainly need more such organizations like WATConsult who are progressive and are not shying away from accepting the new normal in the literal sense. There is no better way to support your employees than accepting their overall wellness and becoming a part to improve it every day.”
Since the start of the lockdown, the agency has been conducting regular motivational talks in tandem with other informative sessions every week. Every Wednesday is dedicated to Mindfulness wherein doctors or experts from the industry share ideas, experiences, and conduct workshops around mental well-being. To name a few, they have hosted sessions by Dr.Aditi Govitrikar, a well-known Wellness Expert & Counselor, who addressed the employees on keeping a positive perception during the current crisis. Aarti Asrani, a Consciousness Coach, a bestselling Author, Psychotherapist & a TED Speaker, guided WATizens to lead a healthier and happier life naturally; and Anaida Parvaneh, an Indian Performer, Director, Producer, Playback Singer turned Chef and Healer, conducted a meditation session for all.
This partnership with MindPeers enables the agency to further allow its employees to seek professional help by booking one-on-one sessions with specialists. These sessions will be conducted twice a week and will adhere to the privacy protocols set between the counselor and the employee.