At a time when mental health support is becoming a must for employees in their workplace, only 42% of managers believe they can fully support their organization in achieving its health goals Research by Deloitte.
Therefore based in New York City spring healtha digital mental health company, announced Last week, the company announced it was launching Sage, a platform that provides mental health education and tips to help managers support mental wellbeing in the workplace.
Sage, a web-based platform, includes asynchronous video courses led by Spring Health’s clinical team. There are courses for managers to help them create a mentally healthy work environment, as well as courses for individual employees to help them take control of their own mental health. Lessons include burnout prevention, getting into therapy, creating psychological safety in the workplace, and recognizing if someone is struggling with their mental health.
“(Managers and employees) are able to come at their own pace, connect to the courses they want, address them, finish them and complete them,” said Dr. Amy Cirbus, Head of Clinical Content at Spring Health and Sage Program Director and Content Supervisor.
To keep participants engaged, courses also include activities such as surveys, quizzes and opportunities for self-reflection, Cirbus said.
“The average attention span for us these days is about two minutes, so you’re looking at something (on the platform) but then you’re busy the whole time,” she explained. “After a short video there is an opportunity for engagement.”
The company decided to offer this platform after hearing from its employer clients that mental health training was needed. Cirbus added that offering mental health benefits helps companies retain employees.
Sage will be available to most of Spring Health’s employer customers at no additional cost, at least for now, Cirbus said. The company serves over 4,500 companies including General Mills, DocuSign, Wellstar Health System and Instacart.
Other digital mental health companies serving employers include: Headspace Health And lyre health. Headspace Health offers a solution called headspace culture and Lyra Health has a program called workforce transformationboth of which provide resources and training to help employers build a sane workforce.
With the launch of Sage, Spring Health ultimately aims to help employers better understand mental health in the workplace.
“How do I improve my understanding of what mentally healthy practices are and how do I share it with the organization? If these needs are met, that will be a success for us,” said Cirbus.
In addition to Sage, Spring Health offers meditation, coaching, therapy, medication, and other services to its users. It uses a process called Precision Mental Healthcare, in which its machine learning models gather information about sociodemographic factors, family history, diagnostic criteria, social determinants of health and patient engagement, and then offers patient-tailored care based on those factors.
The release of Sage comes after Spring Health expanded his family care solution last month. Now aimed at children of all ages, the revamped solution connects each family to a care navigator that offers personalized care options such as coaching for new parents and access to therapy. It also has a dashboard that parents and carers can use to view and manage their child’s care.
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