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December 11, 2023

Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Unveils Dedicated Relaxation Space to Enhance Employee Mental Health and Well-being




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Dec. 11, 2023                                                                           

 

Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Unveils Dedicated Relaxation Space to Enhance Employee Mental Health and Well-being

MARIETTA, GA (Dec. 11, 2023) – The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office will open its first-ever Relaxation Room dedicated to fostering mental health wellness for employees on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 10 am inside the Adult Detention Center - 1825 County Services Pkwy SW, Marietta, GA 30008. 

In response to these mental health challenges and the elevated risk of suicides among law enforcement professionals (BlueHelp), CCSO has taken a proactive stance. The Relaxation Room, generously sponsored by the Cobb Sheriff’s Foundation, serves as a secure haven, symbolizing Cobb County Sheriff Craig Owens’ commitment to prioritizing employee wellness and health.

“In serving the people of Cobb County, we must make sure our employees are happy, healthy, and thriving,” said Sheriff Owens. “Working in law enforcement can be incredibly stressful. Creating the Relaxation Room is just one example of how we are making the Sheriff’s Office an inviting work environment for our sworn and civilian staff.”

 

The Relaxation Room is equipped with the following amenities:

 

  • Decorative and affirmation-based wall art enhancing the room's ambiance
  • A breathing technique poster encouraging employees to center themselves
  • A waterfall fountain generating serene sounds to promote calmness
  • Partitions separating each massage chair, establishing individual spaces for privacy and tranquility
  • Dimmable lighting allowing individuals to create their preferred ambiance, with each lamp equipped with built-in phone charging capabilities
  • A dedicated lactation room ensuring privacy for nursing mothers
  • Four relaxation chairs featuring diverse massaging functionalities
  • A fully furnished bathroom and sink adorned with aesthetic decor

 

Capt. Yaminah Holt spearheaded the creation of the Relaxation Room. “Our employees need that sense of self-care and confidence to endure some of their most challenging days,” she said. “Creating a place where they could clear their minds, take a break to relax in peace, and even provide our new mothers with a lactation room that is secluded and peaceful, was a joy to complete.”

The CCSO's Relaxation Room is intentionally designed to be available to CCSO employees around-the-clock. 

Aside from the Relaxation Room, CCSO has been dedicated to enhancing employee health and well-being through our comprehensive Wellness Program. This initiative encompasses Physical Support, aiding employees in maintaining a healthy diet and meeting the physical requirements for annual testing. 

Additionally, Peer Support involves state-certified counselors providing a listening ear and crisis intervention services, and Spiritual Support entails local chaplains and peer support counselors, who are active in their places of faith, offering prayer and spiritual guidance. Since its establishment in 2022, the CCSO Wellness Program has successfully prevented suicides and mitigated health detriments, thanks to the invaluable contributions of the peer support counselors.





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About the Cobb County Sheriff's Office: The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office is a law enforcement agency that executes a broad range of services which include but are not limited to Jail Operations, Court Security, Criminal Warrant Execution, Civil Process Service, Mental Health Transports, Forgery/Fraud Investigation, and Fugitive Investigation and Apprehension. Sheriff Craig Owens took over the office on Jan. 1, 2021, and leads a staff of more than 800 deputies and civilians. Under his leadership, the Sheriff’s Office has the most diverse command staff in its nearly 200-year history and is on the path to becoming the best law enforcement agency in the State of Georgia. To learn more about the Cobb County Sheriff's Office, visit https://www.cobbsheriff.org/. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Download the Cobb County Sheriff's Office App!