CALGARY, AB October 1, 2020 / — headversity, an industry-leading workplace mental health and resilience platform headquartered in Calgary, AB, announced that it has partnered with Cowan Insurance Group, a Canadian-owned and operated, independent insurance brokerage and consulting operation. Cowan partners with leading national and international insurance companies to advise on and create retirement, group benefits, disability management, and international benefits programs for employee groups.

The partnership brings much needed resilience and mental health resources offered on the headversity platform to Cowan’s client base.

“Mental health accounts for 20-25% of all Short-Term Disability claims and a third of Long-Term Disability claims. The “echo pandemic” of mental health is threatening to be more devastating than the physical implication of COVID-19,” said Lianne Clarke, Practice Lead, Vice President, Wellness and Disability Solutions, Cowan Insurance Group. “As everyone is trying to navigate these difficult times, employers are looking for more mental health support options for their employees.  While employee and family assistance programs (EFAP) and online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) are great resources, building overall resilience and a proactive approach to mental health is an area currently lacking in the benefits space. headversity’s workplace mental health and resilience platform gives employees access to training and tools to help build their resilience, level up their mental game and overcome life’s challenges. Cowan is excited to partner with headversity and to bring this innovative and forward-thinking support to our employers and their workforce.”

headversity CEO, Dr. Ryan Todd, said his team is extremely excited to work with Cowan Insurance Group in getting a proactive mental health tool in the hands of employees across the nation.

“Proactive mental health is so important in today’s workplace, yet it’s not yet seen the same level of support as areas like telehealth, EAPs, or EFAPs,” said Dr. Ryan Todd, Psychiatrist and CEO of headversity. “As a psychiatrist, I’ve experienced the bottleneck of a broken mental health system, largely because intervention is happening too late, when people are ill, incapacitated, experiencing burnout, and/or are on short/long-term disability. The system is backlogged because intervention didn’t happen earlier, and that’s where headversity originated. We built our platform to give employees skills and tools they can experience, literally taking mental health into their own hands, to get them ahead of the many adversities they face and build foundational resilience. We’re very excited to partner with Cowan Insurance Group and work towards getting this tool in the hands of employees throughout Canada.”

About headversity:

headversity is a workplace mental health and resilience platform that’s built for the modern workforce. Like a personalized resilience trainer in your pocket, headversity allows organizations to put the mental health and performance of employees back into their hands.  Rooted in neuroscience, psychiatry and performance psychology, headversity delivers vital resilience skill training to help your people think, feel, and be better, rain or shine. For more information, please visit headversity.com. You can also contact our Communications team at info@headversity.com.

About Cowan Insurance Group

As a prominent Canadian-owned and operated independent insurance brokerage and consulting operation, Cowan Insurance Group provides real value in insurance and risk management solutions to businesses, organizations and individuals. With over 450 employees operating out of 12 locations across Canada, we partner with leading national and international insurance companies to advise on and create retirement, group benefits, disability management and international benefits programs for employee groups. We also offer wealth and asset management as well as financial and succession planning services to individuals, and specialize in property, casualty and credit insurance. For additional information about Cowan Insurance Group, please visit www.cowangroup.ca.

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