Mental health issues are a growing concern in Europe, with a significant number of young Europeans reporting unmet needs for mental health care. In response to this escalating demand, a new wave of startups has emerged, combining technology, psychology, and empathy to address various aspects of mental health and promote individual well-being.
One such startup is Inflow, based in London. Founded in 2020, Inflow aims to support individuals with ADHD by providing them with the necessary skills and support to reach their full potential. Their science-based digital program offers self-awareness enhancement, coaching, practical tools, and strategies for managing ADHD within a stigma-free community.
Likeminded, headquartered in Berlin, is another startup focused on mental health. They provide employees with easy, secure access to various high-quality mental health care formats, including webinars and individual or group sessions with psychotherapists, coaches, and psychologists. Likeminded’s goal is to unlock employees’ full potential and champion mental well-being in the workplace.
Serenis, based in Milan, offers video-based psychotherapy, coaching, and psychological support courses. Leveraging technology and data, Serenis aims to enhance therapy effectiveness while meeting the same rigorous standards as outpatient clinics. Their mission is to increase access to mental health care and deliver therapy in its true essence.
Glorify, located in London, is a Christian Daily Worship and well-being app. Founded in 2020, Glorify strengthens users’ connections with God and their community through daily Bible readings, guided meditations, worship music, and spaces for reflection and prayer.
Oliva, headquartered in Barcelona, is an online mental health platform for companies. Their platform simplifies the process of seeking care by connecting users with expert-curated therapists through personalized matching. Oliva aims to help employees respond to life’s challenges effectively.
OpenUp, based in Amsterdam, offers an all-in-one online platform dedicated to mental well-being. They provide employees with direct and free access to licensed psychologists in more than 19 languages within 24 hours. OpenUp also offers mindfulness sessions, group sessions, masterclasses, and more, with a mission to make mental wellness accessible to everyone.
Mindgram, located in Warsaw, is a science-based mental health and well-being platform. They help employees understand their mental health needs and connect them with top well-being experts, premium health providers, and quality self-development content.
Thymia, headquartered in London, designs video games from a neuropsychology approach to objectively measure mental health symptoms, starting with depression. Their platform allows clinicians to assess depression faster and accurately, while providing an enjoyable patient experience.
NOWATCH, based in Amsterdam, combines bio-tracking with mindfulness to help individuals live in the present. Their health device and app provide real-time feedback about movement, sleep, stress, and tailored recovery plans to restore balance faster.
MYNDUP, based in London, offers same-day and personalized approaches to mental health care through live 1-1 video sessions. Their focus areas include therapy, counseling, life and career coaching, mindfulness, and meditation. MYNDUP aims to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression while boosting confidence, motivation, and productivity.
These innovative European startups are not only providing new approaches to mental health issues but are also reinvigorating the conversation around mental well-being. By combining technology, psychology, and empathy, they are addressing the growing demand for innovative solutions that cater to individual needs.
– [2022 Health at a Glance report]