I’ve been at Publicis Sapient for just over two years - 18-months of which have been during a global pandemic where, along with my colleagues, I have been largely working from home.
Being part of a strong, supportive, and collaborative team during this time has been invaluable to my wellbeing and reinforces the importance of community within an organization.
Being part of an entirely global team, especially a team made up of brilliant, passionate, and inspiring people from all over the world, different cultures, backgrounds, and professional careers means I am constantly in a state of learning. Learning not only about our company and the industry we work within, but also about how creativity stems best between diverse minds and how I can leverage my personal experiences to shape and improve my communications. As a Communications professional, this is invaluable.
I have always been passionate about mental health and wellbeing. I’ve witnessed first-hand how it can affect people, both in and out of the workplace, and the difference a robust support system and set of resources can make to an individual. The Covid-19 pandemic has been tough on everyone and has taken its toll in many ways. The critical need for prioritizing the mental health and wellbeing of ourselves, our family members, friends, colleagues, and employees has accelerated. And this is a positive we must take.
To me, being a Publicis Sapient Mental Health Ambassador means so much. I believe it is our responsibility as peers, colleagues, people managers, and people of society to put the wellbeing of ourselves and each other above all else.