Resili (Supports Health Inc.)
In a world where accessible mental health support is becoming increasingly important, technologies that teach us to better understand our mental health can be game-changing.
The team at Resili firmly believes that every person deserves free access to basic mental health knowledge and resilience-building skills. Caregivers are no exception, and unfortunately, they are often an afterthought in our healthcare system. Caregivers tend to place their own needs behind those of their loved ones — and yet, they need support too. One third are at risk of developing depression because of their caregiving responsibilities.
The Resili team has developed an innovative solution and is changing the world of healthcare and wellness for patients by focusing on the caregiver. Resili focuses on making mental health knowledge and skills available to every caregiver and every Canadian for free through the Resili app.
The Resili app empowers users through a unique approach, blending psychoeducation and Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training. It gives users the opportunity to learn about their mental health, understand it, track it, and self-teach behavior therapy skills (in the same way other apps allow us to self-teach language or music). This innovative approach makes mental health accessible for all.
Resili has been supported by leaders in mental health, family-centred care, and entrepreneurship including NEXT Canada, the Biomedical Zone, the Ontario Brain Institute, UHN OpenLab, the London Medical Network, TechAlliance, Western University, the Ivey Business School, McGill University, Western University, Ryerson University, Reach Out Centre for Kids, CMHA London-Middlesex, and many others.
In response to COVID-19, Resili is inviting all Canadians to take the new 7 Day #ResiliChallenge to up their mental health game. Participants will receive a daily email introducing a science-backed mental health skill, such as how to use the five senses as an “on-the-go” substitute for conventional mindfulness and meditation, or how to use “radical acceptance” as a method to manage high-stress situations.
Learn more about Resili and the #ResiliChallenge.