Business process solutions and digital customer experience provider Telus International Philippines partnered with Mind You Mental Health Systems to launch the “House of Healers” activities intended to enhance mental health support to its employees through gaming.
Through House of Healers, team members of Telus International Philippines underwent a two-part healing journey which included a one-hour psychoeducational livestream spearheaded by Mind You’s licensed psychologist, Dan Villafuerte.
The livestream also emphasized the role of gaming in managing stress, addressing anxiety, and depression, as well as its mental health benefits such as encouraging stress relief and building social connections.
Apart from a unique gaming experience, TELUS employees also received a free one-on-one mental health virtual consultation with licensed experts.
“Our team members’ mental health is a top priority for us. We’re dedicated to offering them the best support and a nurturing work environment where their well-being comes first,” said TELUS International Philippines country vice president Anne Muñoz.
“With this initiative, we aim to improve mental health awareness within the company while highlighting the importance of maintaining a healthy relationship with gaming and not relying on it as the sole means of coping,” Muñoz added.
The official said that TELUS International Philippines deploys more mental health initiatives including the ComPsych Employee Assistance Program, a 24/7 access to health and wellness information and expert resources, from behavioral health counseling sessions to consultations for legal and financial issues.