Wellbeing: Be Well, Get Better, Feel Prepared

Activity of the Month 

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month this May, PetSmart invites you to join our 20-Day Mental Health Challenge: a series of daily tasks to bring mental health to the forefront of your mind and allow you to take a moment for restorative self-care.

20 Day Mental Health Challenge





Wellness Captain Network

PetSmart’s wellness captain network is here to help associates become their best selves through providing all inclusive wellness opportunities while building a community around a common goal of health and wellness

Learn about your wellness captains below!

Leah Picone, Canada Home Office

Rita Barker, Field

Wellness is the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal. There are multiple dimensions of wellness, a few of which can include Environmental, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Social, and Spiritual.

PetSmart Wellness Wheel

At PetSmart we strive to support associates in their wellness journey, we do this through:

  • Consistent, updated wellness communications
  • Inclusive, engaging programming
  • Develop collaborative, meaningful partnerships
  • Launch wellness captain network
  • Diverse AWEsome Offerings

Email wellness@petsmart.com for any wellness questions.

Monthly Wellbeing Update

Our wellbeing topic for May is mental health. As an essential aspect of overall wellbeing, mental health in the workplace deserves more attention. Mental Health Awareness Month is an opportunity to have conversations that normalize being proactive with self-care, raising awareness about the importance of mental health, and promoting acceptance, support, and prevention.

The year marks the 71st annual mental health week. This year’s focus is empathy. Empathy is the capacity we share as human beings to step into each other’s shoes. To understand where they’re coming from and what they’re feeling. To listen hard and refuse to judge. It’s also one way to reduce and resolve conflict.

When someone is struggling, you don’t have to fix their pain. Tune in and see through their eyes. This is empathy.

You can understand even if you don’t agree. Understand someone’s feelings. This is empathy.

We may be different but we’re not on different sides. See the world as others do. This is empathy.

This Mental Health Week, #GetReal about how to help. Before you weigh in, tune in.  Visit cmha.ca to learn more.

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Need a break? Get your body moving with this stretching video

Watch this breathing exercise video to reset your mind and body for the day

Take a moment to clear your mind with this meditation video