AIA to pilot mental wellness technology

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AIA to pilot mental wellness technology

AIA Australia and New Zealand has announced it will be launching a pilot of a corporate health programme provided by mental health technology company Medibio for its staff.

For six months, AIA employees will have access to Medibio’s corporate health programme, which promotes mental wellness by checking and monitoring symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress. It provides users with a “wellness snapshot” that they can track and make improvements to over time.

AIA said the pilot marks its latest venture in seeking out innovative solutions and technologies aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of Australians and New Zealanders. It follows AIA Australia’s recent AIA Vitality 4490 Summit, which explored the ways in which individuals and companies can collaborate to improve corporate health and wellbeing.

While awareness of the breadth and impact of mental health issues in Australia is increasing, people often do not reach out to their support network or employer until late in the process, according to AIA Australia and New Zealand CEO Damien Mu.

“We recognise the crucial role mental health plays in an individual’s overall health,” he noted. “We want to be involved in early intervention, education and awareness.”