Partnership aims to revolutionize employee mental health support across the globe.
London, May 27, 2023 – Koa Health, a leading provider of digital-first mental healthcare, has announced a groundbreaking partnership with International SOS, a pioneer in international health and security risk management solutions. This collaboration aims to unlock the value of positive mental health and well-being in workplaces worldwide, particularly in addressing the challenges associated with mental illness.
As part of the partnership, Koa Health’s clinically validated mental well-being app, Koa Foundations, will be integrated into International SOS services. This integration will make it easier for organizations to provide comprehensive mental health support to their employees globally, with a specific focus on addressing the complexities of mental illness.
Koa Foundations, a top-ranked app, covers a range of evidence-based interventions and activities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), Positive Psychology, and more. It has shown significant benefits for users within two to four weeks of use, assisting them in working through common mental health challenges, including those associated with mental illness such as anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, and sleep problems.
With over 3 million users worldwide, Koa Foundations will now be readily accessible to employees through International SOS’ network. This collaboration comes at a crucial time when traditional pathways to mental healthcare often fall short in providing timely and effective support, particularly for individuals experiencing mental illness. The shortage of mental healthcare professionals further exacerbates the problem, making it crucial to explore innovative solutions.
Jennifer Gendron, Chief Commercial Officer at Koa Health, highlighted the importance of taking action to support employees’ mental well-being, stating, “For a majority of working adults, traditional pathways to care don’t lead to the help they need or want. Individuals with mental illness often struggle to access the support they require. It’s crucial for business leaders to prioritize mental health to ensure employees can bring their best selves to work and beyond.”
Through their collaboration, Koa Health and International SOS aim to enable discreet access to high-quality care for individuals experiencing mental illness, reducing concerns related to stigma, efficacy, and affordability of treatment. By leveraging International SOS’ expertise and Koa Health’s evidence-based mental well-being app, the partnership seeks to address the fact that more than half of individuals facing clinical-level mental health challenges do not seek care.
The integration of Koa Foundations into International SOS’ services will empower organizations to proactively address the mental health needs of their workforce, driving positive outcomes for individuals and the companies they serve.