Mental health and wellbeing platform provider teams up with healthcare professionals
Frog Systems has announced a major enhancement to its mental health and wellbeing platform through a strategic partnership with a Scottish healthcare company Small Changes.
The partnership, announced at the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, broadens Frog Systems’ corporate wellbeing offering to include self-help wellness programmes which will be delivered through its cloud-based solution Ashia.
The wellness programmes designed by the team at Small Changes will be available to all Frog Systems clients on a subscription basis. They are evidence-based and designed to help people make the eponymous small changes required to improve their approach to nutrition, sleep, exercise, stress, working from home and many other aspects of physical and mental health.
Phil Worms, CEO of Frog Systems, said: “So many people have been telling us we should get together with the team at Small Changes because of our mutual interest in encouraging people to improve their mental and physical health and wellbeing and I am delighted that we have been able to make it happen. The partnership allows us to offer additional expert-led support across a range of health and lifestyle issues. The team’s clinical knowledge will help us develop new initiatives that focus on helping people to make realistic and achievable lifestyle changes rather than setting unachievable goals.”
The Small Changes team came together when Dr Laura Coia, a GP, and Dr Isabel Howat, a Consultant Diabetologist and Endocrinologist, recognised there was a real issue with lack of time and resources to support their patients to make the type of small changes needed to improve their mental and physical health. They started writing a blog containing easily digestible health information which gained traction on social media during the COVID-19 lockdowns among people unable to access regular health and fitness services. Along with Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Matt Wild and Strength and Conditioning Coach Grant Yuill, the team, all based near Glasgow, offers a wide range of expertise.
Dr Coia said: “This exciting new partnership with Frog Systems allows us to offer our evidence-based lifestyle support to individuals and organisations right across the UK. Our wellness programmes fit perfectly with the lived experience focus of their Ashia solution. They are designed to help people to identify what’s important to them. This allows them to create a sustainable pathway to change and improve their mental and physical health.”
Phil Worms added: “The addition of the Small Changes wellness programmes is the next stage of our mission to offer one safe place where employees and individuals can go to find all the mental health and wellbeing support they need. We are delighted to welcome Laura, Matt, Izzy and Grant to our team.”
If you would like to know how we can help your organisation provide evidence-led mental health and wellbeing support to your employees or members, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Have a chat with one of our partnership team or book a demo.