Mental health strategies: Give a mental health day
Consider giving employees an extra day off.
Companies including Cisco, Pinterest and SAP have given employees a mental health day to take a breather and focus on self-care. The three companies all extended the Memorial Day weekend for workers. “It might feel like there are so many reasons not to take a day off,” Cisco EVP and Chief People Officer Fran Katsoudas told Cisco employees in an email. “There are few places to go, people need us, and we enjoy our work. Our weeks and weekends are blurring together. Yet there is one reason to unplug: ourselves.”