Covid-19 crisis: WhatsUp? digital wellbeing app offers free mental health support for organisations working remotely
19th March 2020
WhatsUp? has announced that they will offer their workplace mental health and wellbeing platform at no cost to organisations throughout the next 12 weeks, in order to support new remote working measures outlined by the PM, in efforts to tackle Covid-19.
Whilst the government recommendations of remote working will hopefully reduce the spread of Covid-19, for both employers and employees, the challenges are significant. Imposed restrictions and changes to everyday life may not only affect productivity, communication and morale but will almost certainly lead to an increase in many mental health conditions. These issues will be equally relevant for those workers whose role does not allow for them to work from home. It is therefore critical for organisations to implement a system that mitigates these risks.
Vincent Pericard, a former professional footballer, and co-founder Jason Oliver developed the innovative digital solution in 2015 as a way for organisations to proactively support their employees mental health concerns. As someone who has spoken out openly about his own mental health challenges, Vincent says ‘The lack of mental health awareness and support during my football career sadly turned what was once a promising career at Juventus into a disappointing football career for myself, family and employers. The Covid-19 crisis is a time when individuals will be looking to their employers for all kinds of guidance and support and it is important that we recognise this and deliver effective solutions; that’s why we’re offering WhatsUp? for free’.
For the next 12 weeks, WhatsUp? will allow organisations to remain connected with their employees regarding any concerns. The platform enables employers to demonstrate the provision of appropriate support and guidance to employees ensuring a productive, engaged and effective workforce throughout this critical period. Employees can use the app to manage and improve their own mental health; access signposting information for internal and external support; anonymously make contact with their wellbeing or HR team should they feel they require further organisational assistance or additional signposting.
The platform is simple to set up and can be rapidly and remotely deployed, with users benefitting within 48 hours of implementation.
WhatsUp? is in the position to support thousands of workers, and encourages those organisations who do not currently have remote wellbeing initiatives in place, to make contact directly via email@example.com
For further press information please contact:
Vincent Pericard +44 (0)7887 748 366
Jason Oliver +44 (0)7568 925 343