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Wellin5

Surrey, BC Best Innovation:
Nominee
Employees: 5 In Business Since: 2014

Mental health is a growing concern in our city, province and country. 1 in 5 adults in Canada struggles with mental health issue costing $50B to Canadian economy per year.

The two tradtional delivery methods of in-person counselling and telephone counselling are inadequate and inefficient due to the following barriers:
1. Stigma (Fear of embarrassement that a family member/friend/co-worker will find out & start treating them differently)
2. Long waiting times (Avg. waiting time to book an appointment with a counsellor could be 1-3 weeks)
3. Cost (Avg. cost of seeing a counsellor is anywhere from $120 – $150/hr + commuting & time)
4. Loss of visual cues (During telephone counselling visual cues can be lost that are important to monitor body language)

Wellin5 removes all these barriers through its innovative matchmaking technology that instantly matches a client with counsellor, providing video, email, text therapy options online, reducing overhead cost & waiting time.

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