Travelers launches mental health app for injured workers | Workers Compensation News

Friday, November 4, 2022 | 0

The Travelers Cos. Inc. announced Thursday the launch of Wysa for Return to Work, an app designed to promote the mental health of injured employees and facilitate more holistic recovery.

According to the company’s workers’ compensation claims data, more than 40% of employees who missed days of work due to injury experienced a psychosocial barrier to recovery.

The app helps users “learn mental resilience skills that can help overcome these obstacles. The app responds to what users communicate through a secure, anonymous, SMS-like platform, and offers strategies that include cognitive-behavioral techniques, guided meditation, and breathing exercises,” Travelers said.

The app was created in partnership with Wysa Ltd., a provider of mental health support tools incorporating artificial intelligence.

The new app is available to injured employees who indicate one or more psychosocial barriers to their recovery during conversations with a nurse or a Travelers claims professional. Early pilot results show that injured employees using Wysa for return to work reduced the number of missed workdays by around a third, compared to those not using the app.

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