Dr Gira Patel, a Hong Kong-based mental health counsellor, poses with bien-être, a mental health app that she co-founded. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Dr Gira Patel, a Hong Kong-based mental health counsellor, poses with bien-être, a mental health app that she co-founded. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Dr Gira Patel, a Hong Kong-based mental health counsellor, poses with bien-être, a mental health app that she co-founded. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Apps

Few staff will see a company psychologist for help with anxiety, stress or burnout. New app bien-être offers an alternative

  • Workplace stress was already on the rise, and the pandemic made it worse. Yet only 5 per cent of big companies’ staff use in-house mental health assistance
  • Two women have created an app for employers that will instead let staff consult outside therapists in privacy. It will launch in Hong Kong, Singapore and France

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Dr Gira Patel, a Hong Kong-based mental health counsellor, poses with bien-être, a mental health app that she co-founded. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Dr Gira Patel, a Hong Kong-based mental health counsellor, poses with bien-être, a mental health app that she co-founded. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Dr Gira Patel, a Hong Kong-based mental health counsellor, poses with bien-être, a mental health app that she co-founded. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Corrected [7:38am, 30 Apr, 2021]

  • [7:38am, 30 Apr, 2021]

    This report should not have said that 10 per cent of profits from bien-être will be donated to research projects and to support the mental health charity Mind Hong Kong.

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