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Discussion on: What can tech employers do to support your mental health?

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Carly Ho 🌈

One little thing we've done at work recently that has been great has been having a craft break time every now and then where we get together in a conference room to make some kind of physical craft. It's both a company-sponsored reason to get away from your desk for a bit and switch gears if you want, and a way to decompress from a stressful project cycle. That, and I think for people who spend so much time making intangible things, it's satisfying in a different but sometimes needed way to make something you can hold in your hands once in a while and stretch different creative skills than usual.

We also recently set up an employee assistance program—I haven't used it while I've been at this office, but I've used them in the past when I was going through a stressful time and needed a listening ear and a referral to a therapist. I think especially in high-pressure startup environments and agencies those programs can be a helpful guard against burnout.

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Tyler V. (he/him)

The physical craft piece is a super cool idea!!