CONCERN:EAP Launches App Garage, Curated Collection of Evidence-Based Mental Health and Wellness Tools

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Available within CONCERN’s Resilience Hub™, the App Garage contains self-management, evidence-based mHealth apps and resources for building positive habits, handling stress, elevating mood, cultivating healthy relationships, increasing self-awareness through mindfulness and promoting well-being.

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The App Garage is about giving users the resources and guidance to take more ownership of their health and well-being, which almost invariably leads to better outcomes, the ultimate goal.

CONCERN:EAP (CONCERN), a leading provider of services and programs that promote employee resilience and productivity, today announces the launch of the App Garage, a one-stop resource for curated self-management mHealth tools and resources. CONCERN’s team of clinical experts carefully reviews each program for inclusion in the App Garage; only those that are “evidence-based” make it to the evaluation stage, where they have to meet other rigorous selection criteria.

As a component of CONCERN’s Resilience Hub™, the App Garage is designed to help users commit to new habits by choosing sensible goals, taking small steps toward those goals, tracking growth and celebrating wins. Each tool and resource in the App Garage facilitates new habit formation via simple triggers and easy-to-follow routines. Currently available evidence-based tools include:

  • MindSet™: science-based habit formation app.
  • Love Every Day™: helps couples bolster their relationships.
  • Calm: guided meditation to help users relax.
  • Headspace™: a program for cultivating mindfulness
  • MoodTools: resources to help change one’s outlook.
  • Self-help for Anxiety Management: methods for regulating tension and worries.

The App Garage is a portal that’s being continually updated and expanded as new resources become available and are vetted by CONCERN clinicians.

“It seems there’s a new mHealth app being released every day, which makes it harder for people, even clinicians, to separate those that are scientific, from the overwhelming number that aren’t,” said Cecile Currier, CEO of CONCERN. “Our clinicians review many promising new apps, few of which make it to the App Garage. Those that do must be evidence-based and take a gradual, realistic, and holistic approach to new habit formation and resilience. The App Garage is about giving users the resources and guidance to take more ownership of their health and well-being, which almost invariably leads to better outcomes, the ultimate goal.”

The Resilience Hub™ itself is a constantly-expanding online bank of carefully selected resources, built around easy to learn strategies that target physical, emotional and mental well-being. Easy to navigate, it's a reliable resource for powerful personal growth tools and a connection to professional support services, when needed.
For more details, visit http://www.concern-eap.com.

About CONCERN: EAP

For over three decades, CONCERN has been committed to enhancing employee well-being, focus and productivity by providing evidence-based employee assistance programs, superior counseling services, innovative solutions and on-demand support technologies that enable employees to become more engaged, resilient and effective.

CONCERN serves over 270 companies in High-Tech, Health Care and Biopharmaceuticals, as well as organizations in Higher Education and the Public Sector. CONCERN's client portfolio includes some 25% of Silicon Valley Fortune 500 companies, and provides coverage to more than 350,000 employees.

Regulated by the State of California’s Department of Managed Health Care, CONCERN's Knox-Keene licensure demands rigorous clinical, financial, quality and service audits, with full transparency and accountability, mitigating employer group risk.

Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, CONCERN serves a national population of employers and plan members through its distributed network of licensed clinicians, work/life consultants and professional trainers. For more, visit http://www.concern-eap.com.

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