Aurora teams up with The Mind Games for mental health

Published on
23 August 2021

The Mind Games and Aurora Energy are pleased to announce a new partnership with Aurora becoming the Gold Sponsor for The Mind Games 2022 – the event’s major partner.

The Gold Sponsor agreement for the 2022 event will be a fitting partnership between an event that promotes workplace mental health and an employer that pays close attention to supporting the wellbeing of its employees.

The Mind Games founder Sherri Ring said: “Aurora is an important retailer to many Tasmanians and a very strong contributor to our community.

“So, we’re thrilled that they’ve chosen to partner with us in highlighting the importance of workplace mental wellbeing and raising funds for mental health research. “

Aurora Energy CEO Rebecca Kardos said: “We’re really excited to be Gold Sponsor of The Mind Games 2022 and support this amazing initiative.

“The health and wellbeing of our people and the broader Tasmanian community is an important priority for us which has been further emphasised over the past 18 months.

“At Aurora we’ve worked hard to support our people, our customers and our community through the pandemic. This has included through our COVID-19 support fund, community grants and measures to keep everyone at Aurora connected, engaged and safe.”

The partnership is announced today at Aurora Energy’s new Hobart office, which features programs and facilities that are designed to keep employees connected and foster enjoyment at work such as:

  • flexible work from home or in office choices;

  • activity based work spaces;

  • office facilities like social spaces, parents room, and table tennis table;

  • 'Reconnect' events for employees to reflect on achievements and plan future goals;

  • employee incentives such as paid days for volunteer work, a health and wellbeing rebate, as well as an Employee Assistance Program which provides 24/7 confidential counselling.

Ms Ring, who is also a workplace wellness specialist, believes that having fun at work is a big contributor to mental wellbeing.

“It’s great to see organisations like Aurora investing in partnerships, programs and facilities that help employees stay connected and happy at work” she says.

“When we enjoy our work, it contributes to our mental wellbeing – at work and beyond.”

The Mind Games is an annual, fun, action-packed event that has raised over $150,000 for the Menzies Centre over the past two years.

Corporate teams of five face off against each other in a series of exciting and imaginative challenges, created by stage sponsors.

“Last year we saw teams involved in activities like assembling power towers, building muffin stacks, creating superhero costumes and cooking the ultimate pancake, “said Ms Ring.

“We can’t wait to see what our stage sponsors will come up with to challenge our teams this year.”

The 2022 stage sponsors will be revealed at an official event launch on 8 September 2021.

The 2022 Mind Games event will take place on 25 February 2022 and teams can register now at themindgames.com.au