ACT Missouri is taking part in SAMHSA’s annual National Wellness Week! Our mission, to serve as the statewide prevention catalyst, empowering individuals and fostering partnerships to promote safe, healthy, and drug-free communities, is a perfect fit for National Wellness Week.
Wellness is not just about exercise. Getting enough sleep, relaxing, eating fruits and veggies, and taking care of your mental health are all important components of wellness. SAMHSA says it best:
We know that wellness—the presence of purpose in life, active involvement in satisfying work and play, a healthy body and living environment, joyful relationships, and happiness—is integral to our behavioral health. However, too many Americans who experience mental and/or substance use disorders are in poor health, mostly due to preventable medical conditions. Practicing wellness has become an essential part of good behavioral health.
Does your place of employment have a wellness policy? The Board of Director’s at ACT Missouri decided several years ago that healthy employees were more productive and efficient, and they developed ACT Missouri’s Wellness Policy. A summary of our wellness policy is below:
- Any type of physical exercise, walking, running, biking, etc. is encouraged during your 8 hour work day. A maximum of a ½ hour each day is allowed and will not be counted against your 40 hour work week.
- ACT will provide Culligan water service and a coffee pot with regular brand coffee only. ACT Missouri will no longer provide premium coffee, soda and/or juice to staff.
- You will not be required to take sick leave for the following annual preventive care exams: Women’s Annual Exams, Men’s Annual Physicals, Mammography testing, Colonoscopy exam, 1 Annual Dentist Exam, DEXA Scan, Flu Shot, 1 Annual Eye Exam, or other preventive care exam(s) with prior approval from your immediate supervisor. A maximum of 2 hours for each exam will be approved, but cannot exceed 8 hours during each plan year.
ACT Missouri’s workout space…also known as our lunch room, annex, break room, board room, meeting space….you get the idea.
Share your Wellness activities this week with #ShareWellness on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
If you are interested in viewing ACT Missouri’s entire Wellness Policy, or need assistance developing your own policy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.