Brown trucks. Brown uniforms. Brown noise? No, we are not talking about sounding our horns or revving our engines - we are talking about the latest trend in mental health and music therapy!
Similar to its popular cousin white noise, #BrownNoise has picked up momentum in the past year within the mental health community on social media – particularly Gen Z – reaching over 122 million views on TikTok. And it definitely caught our attention – apart from the obvious colour affinity in the name. 😉
Get listening: No one loves brown more than UPS, which is why we are closing out Mental Health Awareness Month with our very own 10-hour brown noise soundtrack. Made entirely from the sounds of our lorries, planes and facilities, the lower frequency bass-like sounds can help you relax, enhance focus and improve sleep – reminding us to take care of our mental health 365 days a year.
‘Brown Noise is a game changer for helping me relax and drown out all distractions. I listen to it every night to help me sleep. It feels like having a weighted blanket for your brain‘, says Chad Nash, UPS Future Leaders Business Resource Group Chair. ‘I am always looking for new ways to take care of myself and I am excited to add this soundtrack to my playlist!’
Taking care of each other year round: At UPS, our commitment to protecting the health and wellness of our people means that we make mental health resources available to every single employee, including:
- Counselling services
- Mental health, addiction and suicide prevention resources
- Childcare, adoption and pregnancy support
- Answers to budgeting, home buying and legal questions
- School and college planning
- 24/7 hotline support
‘We love seeing the spotlight on Mental Health Awareness Month, but taking care of mental health does not stop on 31 May. We have a long-standing commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of UPSers,” said EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Darrell Ford. ‘Life can get heavy – let’s lighten the load for one another.’