Telus Health has launched a new app called Espri which aims to support frontline workers.
Espri by Telus Health will deliver “mental health and wellness resources to support the rising mental health pressures faced by physicians, nurses, care workers, emergency medical services, firefighters, police, correctional officers, and their family members,” explains the company.
“The current health emergency has highlighted the unique challenges faced by our hard-working frontline care workers. We are committed to improving health experiences for all Canadians, including providing impactful mental health tools to support the brave individuals who dedicate their lives to protecting us all,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO, TELUS, in an issued statement.
The Espri app offers a resource hub, a goal-setting tool, group video sessions and easy access to professionals for support resources.
According to Telus, the Espri app will allow over one million Canadian frontline workers to more easily access mental health resources, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Telus says Eligible frontline workers will be able to access the app through their employer or member organization.