The up-and-coming healthcare service has advocated for mental health awareness for years and now, amid this pandemic, they’re highlighting the need for mental wellbeing more than ever.
With everyone frantically refreshing social feeds across the world on the latest updates of the Coronavirus outbreak, and hoax voice notes and fake news circulating on WhatsApp, we’re all prone to stress and anxieties now more than ever. And despite us all finding some comfort in the trivia and drawing games on HouseParty calls with friends, there’s hours in the day where it can get a bit too daunting.
Catering to your mental wellbeing through this all is TakeStep, an emerging Egyptian healthcare startup that now offers free online and phone sessions with licensed professionals for people recently experiencing anxiety, depression or with preexisting mental health issues.
The service is aimed to aid those of us unable to cope with the current circumstances, and offer one-on-one consultations with psychiatrists to work through the fears, worries and phobias developing due to the outbreak.
Moreover, TakeStep are collaborating with UAE-based Al-Tibbi - a service connecting doctors and patients in the MENA region - to launch a free online COVID-19 screening tool made in accordance with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO), to help identify if you might be exhibiting symptoms for the virus, in addition to providing a constant run-down of all the updates regarding the pandemic.
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