The Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) is proud to partner with Australian technology business DB Results and take up the wellbeing app MiOK – ‘Am I OK’? to support the community.
“Our staff spend a lot of time supporting others, so we wanted a way to support them and their own mental health and wellbeing,” said Vasan Srinivasan, Chairman of the Mental Health Foundation Australia.
“We chose MiOK because it offers an easy way to build self-awareness and to seek expert health support early if it’s needed. Importantly, MiOK doesn’t share data like a lot of other apps, so our staff can be confident that their privacy is assured.”
The MHFA provides advocacy to people with mental health issues, multicultural communities, and youth. The MHFA also operates a 1300 Helpline with trained staff who provide emotional and practical support to families, carers, and individuals with mental health issues, or for those simply needing information about positive mental health.
“The need for organisations to think outside the square to support staff during this time of crisis is critical,” explained Candy D’Menzie, Chief Philanthropy Officer at global digital business DB Results.
“As a digital technology company with health expertise, employing health experts and clinicians like myself, we created the MiOK app, to be always at hand for people working on the frontline or affected by these trying times,” D’Menzie said.
The MiOK customisable application enables individuals to regularly check-in on a private and secure platform and ask the question “Am I OK?” MiOK integrates tracking of emotional wellbeing along with health and wellness factors like physical activity, healthy eating, and sleep, as recommended by mental health experts. It also alerts the user when it’s time to seek outside help.
“The MHFA recognised MiOK as an opportunity to support volunteers both working from home and on the frontline, and in doing so speaks volumes in showing that they genuinely care for their people,” said D’Menzie.
“We understand that organisations with frontline staff are doing it extra hard. Not only providing ongoing care for the people they serve, but under harsh rapidly changing COVID-19 conditions. We know that many organisations would like to do more to support their own people but may not have the means at their disposal. That’s why we developed MiOK – to enable organisations to support their people from afar. MiOK is available to commercial organisations for a modest fee and to NFP organisations like MHFA for free.”
Find out more about MiOK for organisations and not-for-profits and how it can we can help you to better support your people.