At MeYou Health, we know wellness encompasses more than just diet and exercise. Being healthy, in all senses of the word, means taking the time to assess and improve emotional and mental health, too. While our employee wellness platform has always spanned every area of well-being, our brand-new Daily Challenge programs (also known as "tracks") give members specific, proven strategies for dealing with stress, depression, alcohol abuse, and tobacco addiction.
Daily Challenge is a clinically validated behavior change intervention that sends members one small healthy challenge to complete each day, via email or mobile app. Participants are encouraged to share how they complete each challenge, learn from each other along the way, and make meaningful, long-lasting health changes.
Businesses (literally) pay the price for their employees’ mental health and addiction challenges.
The healthcare costs, absenteeism, and presenteeism associated with depression, stress, smoking, and alcohol abuse are a massive drain on a company’s productivity, finances, and resources.
Emerging data suggests these financial burdens are extreme:
When employees are happier and healthier, businesses are healthier, too. This is especially true for small companies.
Show that you care by putting your people first.
Much more important than the cost to your company, however, is investing in the health and well-being of your employees as individuals and members of your workplace community. Employees in the United States spend about as much time at work with their coworkers as they do at home with their families. Giving employees the space to address mental health and substance abuse at work is essential to both their well-being and the culture of your small or midsize business.
When employees feel cared for and supported by an employer, they are much more engaged, present, and productive at work, and more likely to stay at a job longer.
Get a sneak peek at our newest programs!
If you’re ready to dive into mental health topics, alcohol abuse, and tobacco addiction with your employees, here’s a preview of our new Daily Challenge tracks. (Plus, you can request a demo or launch a free trial of our entire employee wellness platform today with no long term commitment!)
Dealing with Depression (7 days)
Depression is a common illness that affects millions of people worldwide. The good news is that it's very treatable. The challenges in this track will help employees learn more about recognizing depression, types of treatments, where to find resources, and activities that can help them or a loved one they know manage it.
Alcohol Use and Abuse (14 days)
The challenges in this track help employees learn about moderate alcohol use, alcohol abuse, how alcohol interacts with other substances, resources, and exercises to explore making changes.
Quitting Smoking: Get Ready (14 days)
Quitting smoking is a journey, and smokers need to be ready for the trip! This track will help smokers learn about quit-smoking medications, how to get his or her home ready, ways to manage stress, and more.
Quitting Smoking: Quit Date and Beyond (14 days)
This track will help new nonsmokers learn how to properly use quit-smoking medications, deal with cravings, manage stress, celebrate success, and more.
Bonus tip: For a more comprehensive, digital smoking cessation program, give our app QuitNet a try. It’s the longest-running quit-smoking program in the world! Available for web and mobile, QuitNet utilizes 24/7 social support communities and digital coaching to help smokers quit and stay quit.
Less Stress: A proven way to manage stress (6 weeks)
This is one of Daily Challenge’s extended programs, spanning 6 full weeks. Participants do each challenge with the same group of people for the entire program, so they can get support and celebrate successes as a cohort.
Less Stress uses proven mindfulness techniques in evidence-based "mindfulness-based stress reduction" programs. In addition to mind-body awareness and meditation, this track also includes many everyday strategies that can help employees avoid and better manage stress. Each week covers a new topic: becoming mindful, everyday habits, planning and prioritizing, getting support, self-care and relaxation, and keeping motivated.