Corporate wellbeing app Euda's initiative to support Kiwi employees' mental health at work

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A tech start-up is helping support New Zealand businesses and employees with a wellbeing app to help corporates take action around mental health and wellbeing.

Employees give anonymous feedback to their employers through the Euda app, which is analysed and categorised through an artificial intelligence algorithm.

It was created alongside organisational psychologists to help support overwhelmed staff, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

Workers are reminded by the app to give anonymous wellbeing feedback and data, which then feeds into a dashboard where HR teams can view trends around mental health and productivity.

Australian Scott Bidmead launched the app in New Zealand last month and says it is finding early success in Auckland.

"Before COVID-19, presenteeism already cost billions every year. Workplaces now have to cope with overwhelmed staff, low wellbeing and productivity levels and there is no clear, holistic solution," he says.

"We have partnered with world-leading organisations and local experts with a real pulse on what Kiwis need."

Euda was built for medium-to-large-sized workplaces that may not be equipped to measure or support their employees' wellbeing. 

Bidmead says he's partnered with Wellbeing Workshops NZ and Stanford University to launch in New Zealand and offer specific trauma-based programmes.

"With all the stress, anxiety and uncertainty stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak we believe it's never been more important to look after the wellbeing of your employees," Wellbeing Workshops NZ co-founder Nicola Tong says.

Euda co-founder and lead developer Josh Edgar says the app is a "world-first" tech solution.

"The solution allows you to access live insights driven by AI, using world-class tech. Based on findings you can roll out tailor-made surveys, meditations and programs developed by some of the best minds in the world," he says.