Indian e-commerce platform Meesho announced 11 days Psychological health rest for its employees.
The news was announced by fashion company founder and chief technology officer Sanjeev Barnwall on Wednesday (September 21).
“We’ve announced a companywide 11-day break for the second year in a row!” wrote on Twitter. “Keeping in mind the upcoming holiday season and the importance of #WorkLifeBalance, Meeshoites will take some much-needed time to recharge and recharge from October 22 to November 1.
“Mental health is important,” Barnwall added.
Another message on Meesho reads that the initiative aims to allow employees to “completely separate them from work and prioritize their mental well-being after a busy festive sell-out period.”
Shortly after this announcement, many people praised Mr. Barnwall for his “concern for mental health”.
“Meesho sets the standards that will define the entire industry and drive changes across companies towards employee well-being! Kudos!” One person wrote.
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One person wrote: “Great initiative. Mental health should be a top priority in companies. Many burn in silence because they have to make a living.”
The World Health Organization The burden of mental health problems in India is estimated to be 2443 Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) per 10,000 population.
Economic losses from mental health conditions in the country are estimated, between 2012 and 30, at $1.03 trillion.
According to the organisation, “raising awareness and mobilizing efforts” to support mental health is essential to address the situation in India.