Deliveroo commits to helping riders 'live life to the fullest'

A new wellbeing initiative promises to help members practice mindfulness

Deliveroo commits to helping riders 'live life to the fullest'

Deliveroo Singapore is carrying out a series of programmes designed to promote the mental wellbeing of its riders, marking World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10. Pairing up with the Health Promotion Board (HPB), Deliveroo said it will be holding two virtual mental wellbeing talks on Oct. 10 and 28, which will provide tips on handling stress management, and mindfulness.

"Riders are the lifeblood of our business, and we are constantly exploring new ways to build a positive and healthy working environment," said Jason Parke, Deliveroo Singapore general manager. "At Deliveroo, we strongly believe that physical and mental wellness are interconnected and through our partnership with the Health Promotion Board, we are confident that we can help our riders to live life to the fullest with their loved ones through a healthy body, mind and soul."

Simon Lim, director of HPB's Workplace Health and Outreach, said its collaboration with Deliveroo is part of its goal to provide the gig economy workforce with greater access to health programmes.

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"We are heartened by the support from partners like Deliveroo who play a key role in our efforts to help the workers be more aware of their health conditions and pick up healthier practices to enhance their physical and mental well-being," Lim said.

Recently, the HPB announced the extension of its health initiative that provides physical activity classes and regular health screenings to self-employed workers, including members of the gig economy. The Straits Times reported that the extension will see another 7,000 individuals serviced by the initiative by 2024. This figure adds to the 13,000 workers who have already participated in the programme since its launch in 2019.

 

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