- 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and founders and talent leads are looking to digital apps to provide extra support to colleagues
- Mental coach Meditopia is receiving hundreds of requests from companies from all over Europe, especially in the UK, Turkey, Germany and France to provide the app as an employee benefit for remote teams
- The mental coach app offers meditation and and mindfulness services which can be tailored to an individual’s specific needs, language and culture
- Programs focus on building resilience, dealing with anxiety and improving sleep
The mental coach platform Meditopia has seen a surge in requests from companies looking to offer the digital mental coaching app as an employee benefit to remote teams dealing with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meditopia was founded in 2017 with the idea that using tools such as mindfulness, meditation, informational resources, stories and music, can help build resilience and assist people in overcoming mental wellbeing challenges. The app’s content and resources is available in 80+ countries and 11 languages with the content tailored to different cultures thanks to localised experts and writers. With 20 million+ users across the globe, Meditopia offers customised content depending on an individual’s needs to help them build mental wellness.
The Covid-19 pandemic has placed particular strains on our collective mental health. Since the pandemic began, the United Nations has warned that we face a global health crisis as “millions of people are surrounded by death and disease and forced into isolation, poverty and anxiety.”
For founders and talent leads tasked with looking after employee wellbeing remotely, an app like Meditopia is a useful tool at their disposal. The platform addresses the most important issues humans face such as stress, sleep issues, anxiety, relationships, self-image, and motivation and offers coachable programs to help people address these issues. Programs range in length from a weekend-based four-day program, to up to eight weeks in total and people can dip in and out of the programs depending on how they’re feeling. Meditation has been found to relieve anxiety and depression, improve attention and concentration, and boost overall psychological wellbeing.
In addition, given the stresses people have been feeling as a result of the pandemic, Meditopia has created specialised content to help members manage their experience such as the #StayHome Collection and During Hard Times program. Larger organisations which offer a Meditopia subscription to employees can benefit from live meditation sessions to bring people together at a time of great uncertainty, whilst the globalised focus of the app means it is suitable for teams in the UK and Europe, as well as Brazil, Mexico and Japan.
Christine Taylor, Head of Business Development at Meditopia, said: “Interest in Meditopia has continued to surge across the globe with more people than ever seeking accessible digital tools to support their mental health. With HR teams under pressure to look after remote workforces — especially international teams — an app like Meditopia that offers its content in 11 languages is a great way to ensure employees have a place they can go for extra support. It makes us all happy to know that Meditopia is able to provide genuine value to people’s lives, at a time when help is needed more than ever.”
Erik Jones, HR Head at IXL said: “At the beginning of 2020 our entire Wellness plan revolved around in-office benefits, but once the company began working remotely we found our current Wellness program essentially rendered useless. Meditopia offered an extremely easy solution that we were able to offer to all of our employees, and provided the emphasis on mental health we were looking for in such unprecedented times. Meditopia helped lay the foundation for our current Wellness program, is loved by our employees, and offers the focus on looking in and self-care that we need right now.”