Tinder India offers users free access to therapists, emotional wellness content

Tinder India has partnered with VisitHealth to develop a new initiative to offer free mental health resources to all members.

The initiative will give existing and new members access to therapy sessions in June and July. You have free access to emotional wellness content curated by VisitHealth, including guided meditations, fitness videos and more, through the dating app. In addition, users can enjoy up to two free sessions with licensed therapists and additional support at discounted rates for sessions thereafter. Therapists will be available in all major Indian languages.

“The pandemic has put things in perspective for all of us. Covid-19 has severely affected mental health, especially for our young members dealing with a new normal. The past few months have been particularly tough as almost everyone has been struggling with increased levels of grief, stress, fear, and loss. We are aware that you have to stop and check in from time to time and hope that with this initiative our members will find consolation in the fact that support at Tinder is just a click away, ”said Taru Kapoor, General Manager of Tinder and Match Group , India, in a statement.

Members get free access to emotional wellness content curated by VisitHealth. (Source: PR handout)

Most Tinder members are between 18 and 25 years old. The loss, longing, and loneliness caused by the pandemic have led them to resort to dating apps for company and support. According to the press release, mentions of “fearful” in Tinder bios in India have increased 20 percent and “normalized” by 11 percent since the beginning of the pandemic.

“As an integrated digital health platform, it is our mission to make high-quality care available to everyone and also to de-stigmatize mental health. Through our partnership with Tinder, we want to offer young adults a safe space and support their emotional and social well-being. We believe empathy is key in these challenging times and our trainers understand this and tailor care to each individual’s needs, ”added Dhruva Kalra, Head of Strategy and Growth at Visit Health.

The pandemic has hit everyone and many young people are faced Mental health Problems. Some feel lonely in their own four walls as the freedom to go out and hang out with friends has been restricted.

“The feeling that time is passing is there and they mourn missed opportunities, friendships, dates or even the opportunity to be out and about in the world. This mounting loneliness, frustration, and privacy concerns have only compounded the fear young people experience today. At a time like this, addressing and addressing emotional concerns can be the first step towards your own wellbeing, ”said Sonali Gupta, clinical psychologist from Mumbai.

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