Moving Mindz has always had a mission to provide scientifically backed clinical health and wellbeing data. We collect this data to help individuals, organisations and the wider community.
For individuals, the program shows how making just a few changes in their thinking and physical activity can improve their lives.
For organisations, the data gives a wider snapshot of their employees’ health and wellbeing. It provides evidence-based methods of tracking improvements in these areas and, importantly, helping employers respond to the emerging needs of their staff. Making improvements in these areas is now well established to reduce absenteeism, sick leave and increase staff retention.
On a societal level, being able to collect de-identified data from organisations allows us to build databases where we can show scientifically that these programs improve outcomes in employees, thereby informing business and government policies around the world.
Moving Mindz in the spotlight
Recently we had a peer-reviewed journal article accepted into the scientific journal ‘Current Psychology’ showing that participating in the Moving Mindz program for only 50 days markedly and meaningfully improves mental health.
This makes the Moving Mindz program one of the few workplace mental health and wellbeing programs in the world to lead the way in showing what works in the real world to improve wellbeing.
These three important outcomes remind us why we are so passionate about this program.
Thank you to our partners
We could not do this work without the organisations with whom we partner. Many of these partnerships have been going for several years, which has provided us even more opportunity to understand and support employees and organisations.
In addition to analysing the pre and post-program data, we are now able to look at data over longer time frames. This helps us to 1) understand where long-term change happens for organisations, 2) identify for whom and with what tools we are making a difference and 3) better tailor interventions for specific partners’ employees based on demonstrated needs.
As always, the ultimate goal is to improve people’s lives, not only during the program, but well into the future. It is exciting to see this investment into mental health and wellbeing improve outcomes for individuals, organisations and the wider community across our programs.
Moving Mindz CEO Shane Bilsborough said the research paper showed how a program such as Moving Mindz could have a positive impact on markers of mental health and wellbeing.
“These changes impact on depression, anxiety and stress, and improvements are large, so it reinforces that what we are doing is working,” he said.