Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Deliveroo Teams Up With Dr. Shyam Bhat For World Mental Health Day Session

In celebration of World Mental Health Day, Deliveroo sparks wellness and resilience at its cutting-edge technology arm, the India Development Centre (IDC) in Hyderabad. Led by the distinguished psychiatrist, Dr. Shyam Bhat, this empowering session mirrors Deliveroo's unwavering dedication to cultivating a nurturing work environment that unlocks the full potential of employees. 

Dr. Bhat commenced the session with an engaging opening talk, and later delved into a fireside chat, sharing profound insights and expertise on managing stress, improving work-life balance, and fostering a positive work environment. The session was concluded with a practical meditation round, followed by an interactive Q&A, that allowed attendees to engage directly with Dr. Shyam Bhat.

Commenting on the initiative, Sashi Somavarapu, Vice President - Engineering and Country Head, Deliveroo India, said:  "At Deliveroo, our fundamental principle centres on prioritising the well-being of our employees. I want to express my sincere appreciation to Dr. Shyam Bhat for holding this session. His deep expertise greatly enriched the conversation and equipped our employees with the tools and knowledge needed to navigate the demands of today's fast-paced world

Dr. Shyam Bhat, who holds American Board certifications in Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, and Psychosomatic Medicine, is the only doctor in India with this combination of specializations, he seamlessly combines Western medical expertise with Eastern philosophies. He is the founder of Nirvikalpa: The Mind-Body Centre. Beyond his clinical work, Dr. Bhat is a sought-after consultant and speaker on topics related to work-life balance, stress management, and leadership development. He is also an accomplished author with a best-selling book titled “How to heal your broken heart: A psychiatrist’s guide to dealing with heartbreak.”

"I am pleased to see organisations such as Deliveroo increasingly recognizing the importance of fostering mental well-being in the workplace. It is a pleasure to have connected with the Deliveroo family today, and I look forward to witnessing the positive impact of these discussions on their lives and work. Together, we can prioritise well-being and thrive in today's fast-paced world" added Dr. Shyam Bhat.

Deliveroo's IDC in India is the largest technology hub outside of the United Kingdom, where the company is headquartered and supports its primary engineering operations in its home country. The IDC serves as a core part of Deliveroo's central technology organisation having employees specialising in the field of analytics, platforms, automation, and machine learning.

About Deliveroo:

Deliveroo is an award-winning delivery service founded in 2013 by William Shu and Greg Orlowski. Deliveroo works with approximately 176,000 best-loved restaurants and grocery partners, as well as around 150,000 riders to provide the best food delivery experience in the world. Deliveroo is headquartered in London, with offices around the globe. Deliveroo operates across 10 markets, including Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Qatar, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and the United Kingdom. 

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