From the Beach to the Spa to the Mountains: How Mission Northers Spent Mental Health Day
China L. Martens
August 8, 2022
November 30, 2021
Inside Mission North
If you had a full day away from work to rest up and restore your spirits, what would you do? We asked our staff across the country to share their experiences of Friday, October 15, Mission North’s Mental Health Day. Their responses through words and photos are lively, entertaining and joyful.
Back in mid-September, Mission North co-CEOs Bill and Tyler announced a plan to close all offices for October 15 for a mental health day in appreciation of everyone’s daily kindness, generosity and work ethic. In their message, Tyler and Bill described being keenly aware of the emotional toll that the pandemic and the news cycle have taken on all Mission Northers. They wanted to give all staff plenty of time to “plan something that will fill your buckets and allow you to unplug and recharge."
Well, Mission Northers certainly took those recommendations to heart. Whether solo or with friends and family, we took the time to invest in our mental, physical, intellectual and spiritual health. Here are some of the ways in which we spent Mental Health Day:
In 2021, Mission North offered all staff two mental health days—March 26 and October 15. We plan to continue this practice to help keep our teams recharged.