Darling Associates Social Breakfast
To raise awareness of World Mental Health Day 2017 in the studio, we’re hosting a special DA breakfast to start our Tuesday with a positive outlook, provide our team with an opportunity to socialise with different departments and welcome our new starters to the practice.
Often, the nature of the workloads in the architecture industry can result in long hours and demanding deadlines, which can be stressful to those at all levels of the profession. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall wellbeing.
We want to spread a positive message to our team to let them know they have someone in their corner should they require any support and we actively encourage other architecture practices to do the same.
Depression and anxiety disorders are common mental disorders that have an impact on our ability to work, and to work productively. 1 in 4 people will experience mental health problems every year, and 9 in 10 say they have faced negative treatment from others as a result. Without our support, people can lose what they care about most. It’s a time when you need friends, family and colleagues more than ever.
During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work. Often, the nature of the workloads in the architecture industry can result in long hours and demanding deadlines, which can be stressful to those at all levels of the profession. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall wellbeing.
It’s amazing to see the impact of encouraging a physically healthy lifestyle across the office (with fresh fruit every day and the integration of our subsidised gym membership scheme) and how this has helped to improve productivity and reduce sick days across the studio.
Going forward, we would like to do the same with mental health.
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