Sandrien Boogaard (Human Resources Director at GoodHabitz)
@Sandrien: What were the primary challenges within your organisation related to employee mental well-being before implementing OpenUp?
Generally, getting access to coaching services is a big challenge for professionals. Companies often have limited budgets, and make these only available for Senior Management or in the case of a clearly demonstrated need. That is not GoodHabitz’s vision: We believe it’s essential that everyone, regardless of their position, has the opportunity to receive complete support – to thrive in work and life.
This process is set in motion through self-insight and actionable training that we offer with GoodHabitz, but becomes complete when employees have the opportunity to connect with a psychologist. These pieces are so incredibly valuable. And it doesn’t have to stem from a ‘’problem’’: reflection and coaching conversations always provide benefits.
At GoodHabitz, we believe in the power of habits: regular moments of reflection and contact with a psychologist or coach are great routines. Whether it’s about work-related problems, personal issues, major life events, or even minor challenges, the ability to (proactively) work on this promotes a healthier mindset.
@Sandrien: What made you choose OpenUp as a mental well-being solution for your organisation?
Choosing OpenUp as our mental wellness solution was an easy decision for me. I had successfully worked with OpenUp before. The quality of their services was already proven to me. OpenUp offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise in several ways. Discussions with their psychologists and coaches consistently deliver high-quality support. In addition, OpenUp hosts events around current mental health topics, providing a well-rounded approach to wellness. This combination of expert guidance and inspiring events creates a comprehensive package that empowers our employees.
Given our organisation’s global reach, with operations in more than 15 countries and a diverse workforce of more than 20 nationalities, we felt it was important that as many employees as possible could communicate with experts in their native language. OpenUp meets this need by offering certified psychologists in a scale of different languages and time zones. Moreover, the user-friendly and accessible platform makes it easy for our employees to use the service.