AIA Australia and New Zealand has announced it will launch a pilot corporate health programme for its staff.
Provided by mental health technology company Medibio, AIA has said this pilot marks its latest venture in seeking out innovative solutions and technologies to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians and New Zealanders.
AIA’s employees in New Zealand and Australia will have six months’ access to Medibio’s corporate health programme, aimed at improving their mental wellness.
Staff can check and monitor symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress, and receive a ‘wellness snapshot’ that they can track and make improvements to over time.
The announcement follows AIA Australia’s recent AIA Vitality 4490 Summit, which explored the ways in which individuals and companies can collaborate to improve corporate health and wellbeing.
AIA Australia and New Zealand CEO, Damien Mu, said that working with staff on the pilot resonated, because while awareness of the breadth and impact of mental health issues in Australia is increasing, people often do not reach out to their support network or employer until late in the process.
“We recognise the crucial role mental health plays in an individual’s overall health,” said Mu. “We want to be involved in early intervention, education and awareness.”