Podcast Network Asia takes concrete mental health actions to aid its employees who work amidst a global pandemic.
Due to the health outbreak, Podcast Network Asia was forced to halt its office hours and turn everything into digital. From recording, editing and marketing the shows, operations have been purely virtual for the two-year-old startup company.
As the line goes thinner between home and work, many work-from-home employees around the globe struggle with anxiety, burnout and other mental health-related illnesses. Studies suggest that the health pandemic might also be the start of a mental health pandemic, something that the network wants to address by doing its part with its employees.
Mind You and Podcast Network Asia
Before 2021 ended, Podcast Network Asia signed-up with Mind You Health Systems. Mind You is a mental health technology company that provides businesses with easy access to preventative therapy sessions with licensed psychologists, using a personalized dashboard. The sessions can be booked via the employees’ personal Mind You dashboard and may be done via video call, voice call, or chat.
On top of that, they will also receive educational campaign materials on how to recover from burnout, how to deal with stress and other important matters on a regular basis. They can also join wellness webinars led by Mind You’s health department and corporate trainers.
“There is no such thing as a pandemic playbook that companies can review when dealing with employees’ welfare. But one thing we learned as a company is the importance of mental stability. If your workforce is happy, you can make them stay longer with better quality outputs. Thus, by prioritizing their mental health, we can remain as the biggest podcast network in Southeast Asia,” says Ronster Baetiong, Podcast Network Asia’s CEO and Founder.
PNA’s other Founder and Chief Content & Operations Officer Atty. Josef Acuña also adds, “As a company, we see our employees as our most valuable assets. They’re the reason for our traction and growth. By investing in their mental health, we can also reciprocate all the hard work they’ve poured into the network.”