At Star, we have put together an in-house initiative called ‘Emotional Wellness Program’ in collaboration with Santulan Behavioural Services to help one get rid of the fear that stops us from sharing our troubles. Through this anonymous program, employees can talk about everything from relationship issues, marital problems, grief intervention, stress management, and even confidence building with a trained expert.
“Finding harmony in our work life and personal life is key to a healthy existence. We want our employees to be happy and in control of their lives. For this, we provide them the benefit of an in-house emotional counselling program that helps them air out their problems with an expert who can guide them towards a clear solution,” says Amita Maheshwari, Head - Human Resources, Direct-to-Consumer & International - APAC, The Walt Disney Company.
The Program empowers employees with easy-to-apply behavioral tips in daily life to tackle a variety of issues.
A research conducted by Santulan confirms that employees going through stress in their personal lives could suffer constant, low energy levels, lack of focus and absence of mindfulness. This was a result of an imbalance in the way we handle our work and personal lives – and one of the most common causes of this problem was a feeling of “lack of time”.
“For example, we help employees get into the habit of a science-backed everyday schedule (EDS). This technique helps employees match their energy levels to the task at hand; we help them build rituals to combat procrastination; we also educate employees on the importance of picking up an activity or a hobby in their free time and help them overcome inertia of rest. This takes more effort than watching TV, but proves to make you happier in the long run,” says Khyati Gupta Babbar, Santulan team.