In times of emergencies such as the one we are going through now (yes, I am referring to COVID-19), we turn to our healthcare professionals for both our physical and mental well-being.
But have we ever stopped to ask who is there to care for the mental well-being of our healthcare providers?
MindFi is a mobile technology company that specialises in mindfulness apps and training for both individuals and workplaces.
MindFi’s mobile app, with the same name as the company, has been lauded by healthcare professionals.
Some of its features include soothing ambient music to help you meditate; fun and engaging content; as well as short challenges to help you work some self-care into your daily routine.
A study found that 40 per cent of a control group that used the app experienced improved mindfulness and a reduction in stress levels, according to the Healthcare Academy.
“MindFi is a very calming, haptic and sensual application, bringing into one’s private space the art of mindful breathing exercises and calming thoughts.
“The app is a handy tool everyone can access readily, bringing to awareness our emotional wellbeing wherever we may be calling from,” said National University of Singapore & National University Hospital Associate Professor John Wong Chee Meng.
Free One-Year Subscription for Healthcare Workers
The Healthcare Academy has teamed up with MindFi to offer some 90,000 public and community healthcare workers a one-year free subscription to its popular mindfulness mobile app.
The initiative, otherwise known as ‘Mindcare’, aims to provide support to the healthcare community, and to promote their self-care.
Eligible healthcare workers can register and activate their free membership here.
Spearheaded by the Healthcare Academy, the Mindcare initiative was launched amidst the growing pressure on the nation’s healthcare system to combat the upsurge of COVID-19 cases.
There were rising concerns about the well-being of healthcare workers, especially those on the frontline.
“Healthcare Services Employees’ Union [HSEU] welcomes this meaningful partnership with MindFi especially during such challenging times where our healthcare employees are working tirelessly battling against COVID-19, screening patients and attending to the sick without having a thought of their own health at times,” said Healthcare Academy Chairman K Thanaletchimi.
“The MindFi app allows a break in the routine for our healthcare employees to have respite from exhaustion and have a de-stressing dose of Mindcare for relaxation.”
Healthcare Academy Deputy Chairman Kwek Kok Kwong stated: “We know that they [Healthcare workers] have gone through tremendous stress and fatigue in the past months.
“In our small way, we hope that this initiative will help them squeeze out moments to relax and rest even as they tirelessly brave the fight against COVID-19.”