BerganKDV recently concluded its second annual REST Week on October 18 – 22. REST Week stands for the four key elements of employee wellbeing: Recharge, Energize, Support and Team Health. The firm launched the initiative last year due to the increased mental strain many individuals were feeling because of the pandemic.
The main goal of REST Week is to press pause from standard work tasks and take time to focus and promote the importance of mental health. Featured activities were designed around each key element and included interactive training, curated communications, sharing of numerous mental health resources and best practices and exercises to carry forward for the future.
“REST Week was created to help our employees mentally navigate the unprecedented events of 2020, but the need goes beyond that,” shares Brittani Von Roden, Director of the People First Team at BerganKDV. “Openly discussing mental health and emphasizing the idea that it’s okay to be vulnerable in the workplace is crucial to maintaining a healthy work culture. At the end of the day, our goal at BerganKDV is to celebrate and nurture our employee’s whole selves, and mental wellbeing is a huge part of that.”
Similar to last year, REST Week wrapped up with Friday, October 22 being a company-sponsored day off for team members to reflect on what they have learned and enjoy a long weekend. BerganKDV plans to continue hosting REST Week on a yearly basis in order to further the conversation around the importance of promoting mental health.
Check out a video recap of the week’s activities below.