Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Wysa to launch Global Employee Mental Health Report at World Economic Forum

Wysa’s founder, Jo Aggarwal, is to host the Mental Health at Work session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, sharing insights from Wysa’s extensive research on mental health at work.

The event will discuss strategies to mainstream evidence based solutions in employee mental health with key industry leaders participating including Anjhula Mya Singh Bais, Chair of Amnesty International, April Koh, CEO, Spring Health, Fayad Dandashi, CEO, Tamer Group and Robert Garrett, CEO, Hackensack. 

Wysa will launch the largest observational study of its kind at the event, revealing insights derived from Wysa’s aggregated anonymous data analytics applied to over 150,000 conversations undertaken by 11,300 users of the Wysa app from 11 organisations and 81 countries. The report looks to understand the impact of mental health concerns across global workplaces, the relevance of digital health support in that context and the economic case for AI conversations as the first step of support. 

Wysa has also been selected as one of the world's 10 Top Innovators to present how its work is having an impact on the global mental health challenge at the Innovation for SDG session in Annual Meeting. Jo will present the global case for AI as a preventative and first step of care in mental health. She will present the global need level, how Wysa removes the barriers to access, and is clinically evidenced to deliver impact  at scale. Her presentation forms part of UpLink, the open innovation platform of the World Economic Forum, which exists to unlock an entrepreneur revolution and support positive systemic change for people and the planet.

Jo said: “Finding the answer to a globally pervasive and ever growing problem requires a radically different approach. Existing systems are deeply embedded, particularly in healthcare, and it is easier to be a part of their ‘innovation tourism’ than a column in their procurement. This is not enough. The cost of poor mental health is debilitating for families, employers and national economies. During this time of global recession following the pandemic, loss of life and loss of income means this cost is growing; contributing to a negative spiral that must be stopped. We will share our evidence and insights with World Economic Forum leaders who share our mission, and have the power to deliver solutions that change things for the better, on a massive scale.