The tech community has always had a large component of remote/work-from-home employees and freelancers. The pandemic that begin in 2020 increased that number exponentially. And while we’re still figuring out what the future of remote vs. office work looks like for many companies going forward, working remotely won’t be going away for many of us.
With remote work comes mental well-being challenges – isolation, disenfranchised feelings, time management, and physical health that impacts our mental health.
There are many things we can do to support our mental health, and that’s where Big Orange Heart comes in!
Big Orange Heart
The mission of Big Orange Heart is “
To support and promote positive well-being and mental health within remote working communities.”
They are the world’s first peer support community dedicated to remote workers providing access to well-being support and a thriving community.
The team members, volunteers and supporters of the Big Orange Heart Foundation collectively bring decades of experience working with the distributed work model. The approach is holistic – delivering support and mentorship across our the organization focusing on Mental Health, Physical Health and Skills Health. Ensuring preventative measures are focused on, to help reduce the potential impact of mental ill-health for the distributed workforce.
Big Orange Heart has proven time and again that even when we work remotely, we’re stronger together, providing a bridge across the physical distance to connect remote workers.
Each episode of Give LIVE is designed to bring insight and expertise to the subject. This month we’re bringing 3 experts on this topic:
Dan is the Founder of Big Orange Heart, helping to deliver his vision of better well-being and mental health support within remote working communities. He’s passionate about supporting people and thrives on mentoring others.
Rachel Di Martino
Rachel is the owner of Geek Unicorn, a Canadian web design company that makes women-led businesses stand out online like a Unicorn in a field of horses. She’s a shameless sharer of knowledge who loves to give away her best tips to improve your online presence.
Register Now to Join the Conversation!
Join us to talk about mental health and wellbeing in remote work on May 19th! We’ll discuss:
- What is Big Orange Heart?
- Why is focusing on remote workers important?
- Why is Mental Health Month important?
- What fundraising challenges/wins have you found in such a global community?
- In what ways do you use GiveWP for fundraising?
- Is having GiveWP’s Head of Customer Success on your board a secret fundraising weapon?
Register now to join us for our next Give LIVE event on May 19th at 9AM PT: “Supporting Mental Wellbeing in Remote Work.”