In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, wpg encouraged colleagues to take time for themselves by offering a paid floating Mental Health Day Off for the second year in a row.
Recognizing the importance of mental wellbeing and self care, colleagues throughout wpg spent their Mental Health Day Off in a number of ways, from spending a family-filled day at a museum or concert to dedicating time to personal hobbies and beyond. See how some colleagues used their day off below.
“While a paid day off is just one small way I can take action, I believe that together we can make an even greater impact each and every day. Whether it’s sharing resources, being a good listener, reaching out for help if you need it, practicing empathy, taking time to rest, or simply looking out for your fellow colleagues — we can all work together to prioritize mental health and wellness.”Chris Conlon, wpg CEO
In addition to corporate Mental Health Awareness Month initiatives, our properties offered educational resources to their communities. The Outlet Collection Seattle hosted two mental health panels on May 19 for guests. The first panel welcomed licensed physicians and behavioral coaches who discussed of mental health terminology, symptoms and treatments, as well as available community resources. The second panel featured community leaders Miss Auburn and Miss Teen Auburn and provided a safe space for the community to discuss the importance of mental health and well being.
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