Mental health

In 2001, the World Health Organization predicted that depression would be “the second leading cause of world disability” by 2020. That was before anyone knew anything about the impact COVID-19 would have on mental health. By the year 2030, it is expected to be the largest contributor to disease burden.


Depression is frequently linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases – and this co-morbidity has become a major global concern. The thing is – depression is only one of the many mental illnesses that affect approximately 1 in 4 people worldwide.

Anxiety disorders – which encompass generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – are also highly prevalent.
Nearly two-thirds of people with a known mental disorder never seek help from a health professional. Yet, most are highly treatable.

Our approach is therefore, two-fold

Eliminating the stigma around mental illness
Helping members build their mental health literacy
This is a highly personalised intervention delivered with warmth and empathy and tailored to people’s mental health needs.

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I must say the motivation of the insurance company for its clients to think about their condition, look at various recommendations and, based on on the evaluation, consider a possible lifestyle change or even visit an expert, is really nice

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I wouldn’t have thought they (client) would have put an program like that together....It’s a nice surprise... feels like a natural progression for them to come into the 21st century...it does give them an aspect about caring about their clientele, how can we make it better for you, how can we make your health better...feels like they’re a compassionate, forward thinking organisation who are looking out for their clients

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I have recommended this platform to a list of my friends. Best part for me is how is the mood feature, just knowing and selecting make you pay attention to what’s happening. I was suffering anxiety when I first downloaded and knowing triggers etc helped significantly.

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