Mindful Mental Training aims to reduce the financial and personal cost of stress and depression in society. Utilizing synchronous online technology and evidence-based mindfulness programs, we hope to offer provide an accessible and safe environment in promoting mental wellness.
The cost of stress at the workplace in 2014 in Canada was estimated to be $33 billion dollars of loss productivity. The revenue of anti-depressants in the US in 2012 was approximately $4.1 billion. In recent years, According to Statistics Canada, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health illness in their lifetime. General Motors have spent more on health care costs than they did on steel.
Mindful Mental Training Inc. is a social enterprise that aims to reduce the cost of stress and depression in society. We offer evidence based mindfulness-based interventions in a synchronous online format. Our 8-week program is priced at $395 per employee, and stress management programs are covered under wellness spending accounts. By doing so, we reduce the stigma and promote accessibility for individuals looking for mental health support.
Does mindfulness at the workplace work? The CEO of Aetna conducted a mindfulness study at his company, and found a reduction of 50% of cortisol levels, 19% in pain, and 22% drop in stress. Sleep improved by 20%, and his company reduced health care costs by 7.3% in the first year (savings of $9 million dollars) (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/business/at-aetna-a-ceos-management-by-mantra.html?_r=0)
By targeting large organizations, we will reduce the financial direct and indirect cost of stress, burnout and depression at the workplace. Revenue generated will be used to reduce the cost for non-profit organizations and also be directed to our scholarship fund which will be used to help families and individuals who would benefit from these programs.
There are infinite ways in how people suffer. Therefore, there should be infinite ways in how the practice of mindfulness be made available to them.o online workshops, and finally taking the 8-week Introduction to Mindfulness online program.