Published December 12th, 2020, in the Noosa Today.
Article written by Abbey Cannan.
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Due to the unprecedented year many businesses and families have had to endure due to Covid, a local company is getting their staff out of the office with the aim of taking 10,000 steps a day in support of mental health.
Connect Fleet has decided to take part in the Stayin’ Wild Challenge, which proudly supports Beyond Blue.
Over 28 days starting from December 7, the team of ladies in the office named ’The Fleeties’ will make a conscious effort to step away from their desks and immerse themselves into nature.
Connect Fleet’s Meagan Berkhout said they would be completing other lifting and agility challenges all for the good cause of mental health and wellbeing.
“The idea came about because we chat very openly about mental health here in our office,“ she said.
“We have a pretty close-knit team, and are quite supportive of one another.
“If it is not one of our own who has suffered or suffers from a mental health issue, we certainly have staff who either have friends or family members that suffer from anxiety, depression or other.”
Meagan said the topic of mental health was now being spoken about more openly, and that it’s not something to be ashamed about.
“Hats go off to our directors, Adam and Will, who have set out to create a work environment where people feel secure enough to open up about certain struggles,“ she said.
“We are only human after all, and the best form of healing is to chat about it.
“It is something the whole team at Connect Fleet is supportive of, and something we feel very passionate about.“
To support the cause visit https://www.stayinwild.com/fundraisers/TheFleeties
Abbey Cannan for Noosa Today.