In a world where the pressures of modern life can often take a toll on mental well-being, STS Group has been focused on building a company culture that supports the mental health of our employees. Recognising that a thriving workforce is not just about productivity, but also about the holistic well-being of the staff, STS Group has been resolute in our commitment to addressing the mental health needs of our employees. Over the years, we have taken bold strides to foster a culture of openness, support, and understanding through awareness workshops and our Care to Share support programme.
In September 2022, the QHSE team organised a transformative two-day workshop on mental health and wellness for our bus drivers. Dr. Arfa Khan, a seasoned Clinical Psychologist from the Aster Jubilee Medical Complex, engaged with over 3,000 drivers sparking insightful conversations about the significance of creating a supportive and comfortable atmosphere within the workplace. She helped them identify mental illnesses and equipped them with the tools to recognise stress triggers, facilitating a deeper understanding of the challenges that can affect mental well-being.
One of the highlights of this impactful workshop was the practical demonstration of coping techniques designed to manage workplace stress. Breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, and mindfulness practices were discussed. These healthy practices will serve as invaluable tools that the drivers would be able to integrate into their daily routines. Understanding these hands-on strategies instilled a sense of empowerment in the workforce.
The ripple effect of this workshop will positively impact job satisfaction levels, enhance productivity, and create a culture of compassion within the oraginisation. The efforts made toward the betterment of employee mental health have undoubtedly set a commendable precedent for other organisations in the region to follow suit.