We at PayU operate under the motto “Companies don’t do things. People do”. Keeping aligned with this, we pay close attention to the health of our employees by ensuring they are continuously provided with the support they need. Further, we are constantly looking into ways to stay connected and enhance the team spirit despite working remotely. Fighting stigma and raising awareness on mental health and wellness is a major part of our internal agenda.
To ensure a strategic approach to this topic last year PayU announced Uthrive – an initiative that aims to build a culture of physical, mental and emotional well-being for every PayUneer.
A team of ten dedicated members from all across our business is the driving force behind all Uthrive campaigns. While personal health and wellness lies within one’s own responsibility, we at PayU want to support our PayUneers in the best way we can including leading by example and sharing personal stories. Below you will find a couple of initiatives aiming at providing support and enhancing mental health at PayU.
Sharing mental health best practices
Staying true to our PayU values, every member of the Uthrive team is taking ownership to share well-being practices they have personally benefitted from. The above graphic shows a few of the practices shared in the past few months.
The mental health and wellness survey
Deep listening is at the core of our values. To build a solid initiative with campaigns that really make a difference, we listen before we act. The Wellness Survey provides us quarterly with insights on the needs of our PayUneers and enables us to act accordingly.
Counseling and support through the Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program offers counseling, legal and financial consultation, and crisis intervention services to all our PayUneers and their dependents. The program is free of charge, strictly confidential, and can be used when facing emotional, financial, legal, or work-life concerns. PayUneers are encouraged to take advantage of this service when they or their family members are feeling overwhelmed by the demands of balancing work and family, experiencing stress, anxiety or depression, dealing with grief and loss, need assistance with child or elder care concerns, have legal or financial questions, have concerns about substance abuse.
Promoting meditation as a mental health practice
PayU actively encourages employees to focus on themselves and their inner peace with a series of group meditation sessions, healing sessions and webinars. These events are a part of the ongoing Uthrive series. While group meditation sessions include aspects such as radiating love and mass healing, healing sessions take participants on a journey inwards promoting self-care and self-healing.
We at PayU believe that together, we can fulfill our shared vision of an organization where anyone affected by mental illness can get the needed support and quality of care to live a balanced and truly fulfilling life — an organization where no one feels left alone.