Monsenso signs a contract with the Elite Sports Academy Aarhus (ESAA)

Monsenso signs a contract with the Elite Sports Academy Aarhus (ESAA)

Monsenso signs a contract with the Elite Sports Academy Aarhus (ESAA). The Monsenso digital health solution will be used to promote mental wellbeing among ESAA’s students.

Strong mental health is a prerequisite for top athletes to perform at their best. Yet, top athletes are more vulnerable to psychological distress due to the top performance culture. In response, many clubs have over the recent years taken initiatives to promote mental health among their elite athletes and today sports psychology is as much about mental health, as it is about athletic performance.

ESAA, an Elite Sports Academy located in Aarhus (Denmark), is no exception. With mental health as part of the academy’s core values (Mind, Body, Culture, Team), ESAA seeks to provide their young athletes with self-insight and tools to learn how to master the mental aspects of being an elite athlete.

From August 2021, 75 young elite athletes will be offered the Monsenso mhealth app as part of ESAA’s talent program to track their mental wellbeing daily, while giving them access to “Tools” and “Challenges” to boost their mental health and wellbeing. ‘Tools’ provides the young athletes with coping strategies and ‘Challenges’ helps to learn new skills, like how to gain insight into their emotions, how to develop a positive mindset or improve their confidence.

At the same time, the daily tracking offers ESAA the opportunity to identify and act proactively upon signs and symptoms of mental distress, and hereby to provide preventive support to their young athletes.

 “We are pleased to collaborate with ESAA in this project,” says Thomas Lethenborg, CEO of Monsenso. “The importance of mental health in elite sport, in particular among young athletes, can not be underestimated and we are happy that the Monsenso solution can contribute to that. 

For additional information contact:
Bettina van Wylich-Muxoll
Chief Marketing Officer
marketing@monsenso.com
Monsenso

 

 

 

The EcoWeb project has recruited more than 1600 participants across four countries despite COVID-19

The EcoWeb project has recruited more than 1600 participants across four countries despite COVID-19

Since the EcoWeB project launched MyMoodCoach (an app powered by Monsenso) in November 2020 it has recruited more than 1600 young participants in Belgium, UK, Spain and Germany.

The EcoWeB research study, led by Professor Ed Watkins University of Exeter, seeks to understand what influences mood, how emotions change over time, and which emotional skills increase well-being among youth.

The participants are asked to use MyMoodCoach to monitor their emotions in daily life, while giving them access to “Tools” and “Challenges” to boost their mental health and wellbeing. ‘Tools’ provide the participants with strategies to help them if they feel sad, stressed, anxious or have a problem. ‘Challenges’ help them to learn new skills, develop a positive mindset, improve their confidence and gain insight into their emotions.

The strong pick up of MyMoodCoach reflects a desire among youth to take better care of their mental wellbeing.

“We are very pleased to contribute to this project, as young people have been particularly impacted by COVID-19.” says Thomas Lethenborg, CEO of Monsenso. “Mobile health solutions have proved true value during the pandemic, allowing both clinical practice and important research projects to continue despite lockdowns.”

About the project:

The EcoWeB project is led by Professor Ed Watkins, University of Exeter, and involves 13 different institutions across 8 European nations (the UK, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Greece, the Czech Republic, Denmark, and Switzerland). The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 754657.

About Monsenso digital health solution:

The Monsenso solution is a clinically-validated, CE Class I Marked mHealth solution classified as a Medical Device, consisting of a smartphone app for patients and clinical web portal for healthcare providers that is widely used in the prevention and treatment of common behavioural disorders such as depression and anxiety. It can also be configured to prevent and treat severe mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, PTSD and schizophrenia. It is currently being used by over 1,000 patients across the globe and is highly valued by patients and healthcare providers.