Support for Mental Health in Asia: Boost with MindFi
Individual and corporate clients can use the MindFi platform for a variety of services ranging from mental health to wellbeing. The app’s mission is to “make mental wellness culturally relevant and accessible to all of Asia,” and it allows users to match with therapists and join support groups directly from the app. MindFi is related to one of the current trends in health care that was employed during the pandemic, Teleconsult, since it does not require physical interaction and can be done virtually.
MindFi is based in Singapore and is one of the Fortune 500’s most popular companies. Workers in Asia’s business sectors are the primary target. M Venture Partners and Global Capital Fund foresee the Mindfi’s growth potential after a successful seed funding of over US$2 million.
According to National Institute of Mental Health (2018), the majority of these people do not seek any form of help for their mental health conditions and those who do tend to do so after a significant delay after the occurrence of the condition. This phenomenon can largely be attributed to mental health stigma, which remains prevalent in Asian countries like Singapore.
Mental health stigma causes mental health disorders to be seen as negative, socially discrediting behaviour, so much so that it becomes an undesirable and rejected stereotype rather than an accepted and normal one. As a result, MindFi is a huge benefit to individuals who are struggling to seek mental health support. We all know that mental health is as important as physical health, and that in order to operate properly, we need to approach health holistically as individuals.
The MindFi app is accessible 24/7, and users can choose from 16 different languages. Because of the collected data in the app, such as mood, stress levels, and physical health data like sleep, heart rate, and activities of daily living, it provides unique recommendations to each user.