Keep Appy: The app that is set to change wellbeing in the workplace
"It's really exciting that we're having companies come to us and say, 'how can we improve our employee wellbeing?'"
Aimee-Louise Carton, co-founder and CEO of wellness app, Keep Appy, has a passion and drive for improving wellbeing and breaking the stigma around mental illness.
From journalling, to mood tracking and medication reminders, Keep Appy allows you to take control of your wellbeing and improve your self awareness.
Speaking on JOE's business show, All In, which is backed by AIB, Aimee-Louise spoke about the importance of wellbeing in the workplace and why more employers are placing mental health as a priority.
"One in five employers have gone on record to say that they won't hire someone with a mental illness. We are in a position where we collect a lot of very delicate data that we do protect with all intentions because data is one of our USPs, data protection is one of our unique selling points.
"But when we look at corporates we are developing a corporate product. 71% of employees are hiding the truth about their wellbeing to their employers because of this issue around the response," she continues.
"The stigma is so severe that employers are nervous to talk to employees about their wellbeing. Each employee in Ireland costs eight hundred and eighteen euro a year in unwellness in the workplace.
"So when we approach corporates we're saying, 'this isn't just a culture issue in your company, this isn't just a productivity issue because your employees are less productive when they're unwell, but this is actually impacting your finances. You need to take this issue seriously.
"So it's really exciting that we're having companies come to us and say, 'how can we improve our employee wellbeing?'"