Manchester Mental Health VR Service
TalkOut launches VR service to help employees post-Covid.
07:36 28 May 2020
TalkOut, a mental health organisation based in Manchester, has recently launched an immersive virtual reality (VR) software and a wellbeing app as it expands its support for the UK's business community post Covid-19. The scheme aims to address unprecedented working conditions arising from the coronavirus outbreak.
The VR has been designed to allow employees to enter simulated environments via a headset and monitor to help them manage their responses to workplace circumstances that have the potential to impact their mental health. The app, on the other hand, promotes connection among employees and will enable businesses to directly support individual's emotional wellbeing as well as offering counselling via a specialist chat function.
Jill Mead, CEO of TalkOut Group, said: "It has never been more important that we find new, dynamic ways to support people's mental health needs in the workplace and having a digital offer to work alongside our successful training and consultancy programme will help us to reach more organisations and more people quickly.
"Many employers were ill-equipped to address the mental health needs of their staff prior to the coronavirus pandemic and unfortunately the situation is going to be worse now. Understandably, businesses have a great deal on their plate as they try to recover from this crisis but if they don't seriously consider the mental health requirements of their people, they will quite simply have another crisis on their hands."