EANNC to Partner with PsyInnovations to Provide Access to Digital Behavioral Health Solutions

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wayForward platform's assessments, CBT based self-use programs and text coaching solution to be made available to employees by EANNC, helping improve access and availability of care.

PsyInnovations, the developer of the mental and behavioral health platform, wayForward, has announced a multi-year partnership with EANNC., a Western North Carolina based EAP that aims to improve employee wellbeing and health. EANNC will use PsyInnovations’ wayForward platform as a core part of their Employee Assistance Program’s (EAP) offering to employers. This partnership will allow EANNC to be a “Digital EAP”, supporting employee wellness with digital assessments, evidence-based therapeutic tools, and a coaching platform that are made available instantly via apps and web.

“At PsyInnovations, our mission is to make behavioral healthcare accessible to everyone, globally. We believe in working in partnership with behavioral health and emotional wellness organizations such as EAPs, to provide proven, scalable, cost-effective digital solutions for reducing the incidence and severity of emotional problems such as stress, anxiety and depression,” said PsyInnovations CEO, Ritvik Singh.

“wayForward has effective tools to screen for several mental and behavioral health conditions. This is going to allow employees to get high quality services such as interactive content based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and expert coaches at their fingertips. This is an important addition, as an increasing portion of the workforce wants digital tools in their everyday life,” said Dawn Marie Klug, Director of Operations, EANNC. “Also, the data analytics will help us provide our client organizations with additional information regarding trends in their workplace.”

The platform will cover all aspects of mental health and wellness from assessment to self-use programs using evidence-based methods such as widely proven CBT as well as mindfulness with easy access to coaches and experts. Data analytics are also included to help optimize the program’s effectiveness and provide customized offerings.

PsyInnovations, based in New York, is comprised of a team of leading researchers, clinicians and behavioral health experts associated with Columbia University, University of Michigan, Yeshiva University, UC San Diego, and a nationwide team of licensed behavioral health providers who also serve as health coaches. The PsyInnovations, wayForward platform provides services to more than 3 million individuals in over a dozen countries.

The goal of the partnership is to improve employee health and emotional wellness, while aiming to decrease absenteeism, increase productivity and employee engagement. “We value scientific rigor, which is evident in wayForward’s wide range of validated assessments and evidence-based programs for behavioral health. We also realize the importance of showing outcomes to employers, including demonstrating the Return on Investment,” said Navya Singh, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, PsyInnovations Inc., who is also an adjunct Research Scientist at in the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University.

About PsyInnovations

New York, NY- based PsyInnovations is a digital behavioral health company with the mission of delivering evidence based programs and expert care using technology. Their flagship platform, wayForward (http://www.wayforward.io) delivers programs based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Positive Psychology, developed by its team of expert researchers and clinicians.

About EANNC

EANNC is a private firm headquartered in Asheville, NC.

For more than 30 years, EAN has been a provider of employee assistance programs, managed behavioral health care services and workplace-related consultation, training and education programs. For more information go to eannc.com

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