Transforming mental healthcare and wellbeing across Asia
Healthcare provider IHH Healthcare has invested in Intellect, a digital mental health organisation based in Asia, to expand its continuum of care for patients, corporate clients, and employees.
As a strategic investor, IHH will work with Intellect to co-develop and customise digital mental health programmes for its stakeholders. In a pilot initiative, maternity patients from Gleneagles Hospital Singapore will be among the first from the IHH network to enjoy Intellect’s offerings, with plans to extend the solution to corporate clients of IHH Singapore’s iXchange and to IHH employees.
Ashok Pandit, Group Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer of IHH Healthcare, said, “Mental and physical health are equally important components of total wellbeing. Mental health issues affect one in every four persons. We are pleased to invest in Intellect to boost their growth and enhance access to millions more people who require support, care, or treatment.”
Founded in 2019, Intellect has expanded rapidly to serve more than three million users in over 20 countries, offering mental health services such as telehealth coaching, clinical therapy, psychiatry, self-guided cognitive behavioural therapy-based programmes, urgent distress support, and mental health screening. The organisation focuses primarily on enterprise companies and their employees but also serves individual consumers.
Theodoric Chew, Co-Founder and CEO of Intellect, concluded, “We are truly excited to be partnering with IHH to form what we believe will be a game-changer alliance to effectively transform mental health care across Asia. Our mission to scale mental healthcare accessibly to everyone, every day, will be significantly enabled through this partnership, combining IHH’s global healthcare network with our technology and mental health focus.”
To learn how Intellect can help support your employees’ wellbeing, visit booth 45 during HR Tech Festival Asia 2023, which is taking place from May 10-11 at Suntec Singapore.