COVID19 affected and changed the whole economy. Due to the lockdown a lot of companies report a decrease in profits or are forced to reduce employment. However, there are some industries that are positively affected by COVID19 – eg. telemedicine.
Therapify, a startup from our community, seems to be a perfect example of how quarantine can change the mental health industry and at the same time increase interest in using technology to support the psychotherapy process.
Techstars Startup Weekend – 1st place for Therapify in Polish edition! Therapify as TOP15 med app worldwide.
We are happy to announce that our solution for the mental health industry during – and post – COVID-19 crisis won the Polish edition of Global Techstars Startup Weekend.
“COVID-19 put face-to-face meetings on pause with mental health professionals and at the same time they need for psychotherapeutic services dramatically increased. The only solution to continue psychotherapy is to go online. Last weekend our amazing team with the help of two volunteer developers Damian Czarnota and Przemysław Gędźba created a solution that allows mental health professionals to advertise their services in our brand-new product — a web panel MVP. People will be able to find a therapist, book the first visit, and begin their online psychotherapy. This functionality will also be available in our mobile app.” – said Damian Markowski, Co-Founder & COO Therapify.
“This solution is to a great extent complementary to our current service which allows psychotherapists to distribute materials and exercises to patients to let them work on their mental health between meetings. Right now Therapify will not only be a support for your actual, already started therapy – it will help you to find a therapist and start psychotherapy process. Psychotherapists will be able to fully switch their service to the online world thanks to Therapify. You can expect this feature available within 2 weeks” – continues Markowski.
It was not the first time when Therapify was noticed as a solution for the mental health industry.