San Francisco, CA — Sometimes timing is everything. As Generation Mobility’s team watched the spread of the coronavirus and the anxiety left in its wake, it knew what it had to do. The company – which focuses on making transition smoother for those working abroad – moved up the summer launch date for its mental health counseling service, called SALUS, and is offering it for free in May and June.
Generation Mobility was founded in 2019 by Alicia Partee, a former Silicon Valley leader; Walaa Abuelmagd, a PhD in immigrant health; and Kathra Saba, a public and private sector business leader – all of whom shared similar challenges in relocating to new countries for work opportunities. Their organization offers digital products and services to companies that have a global workforce. It helps those employees and their families adjust to the challenges of suddenly being immersed in a new culture, language and other unfamiliar aspects of their new home. It’s new SALUS service takes the company’s mission a step further.
SALUS, which is named for the Roman goddess of safety and wellbeing, is a web-based platform that connects individuals to thrive-abroad experts, (i.e. licensed counselors, therapists, psychologists and certified coaches). To date, they have onboarded thrive-abroad experts from more than 20 countries who speak over 24 languages.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has raised fear and stress to a whole new level in people in general but it is amplified even more for those who are in unfamiliar places or separated by vast distances from loved ones,” explained Partee. “As soon as we saw that the coronavirus was defining a temporary new normal, we threw our timeline out the window and fast-tracked introduction of SALUS so it could provide immediate support. To encourage companies to make this important service available, we also decided to offer it at no cost in May and June, which hopefully, will signal the end of the crisis.”
To the founders, the issue is a very personal one. They each know first-hand the emotional toll that often goes hand in hand with a relocation, having struggled with their own career moves.
“We each suffered socially, emotionally and professionally in our own ways as a result of our individual moves. We all agreed that if a global health emergency had been thrown into the mix, we are not sure how we would have handled that,” said Partee. “These are incredibly difficult times and we do not want people to feel afraid and alone in their new homes.”
Generation Mobility is working with the Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed start-up accelerator, to spread the word about SALUS; and mental health professionals and certified coaches are being sought who are willing to donate their time to help the cause. They can sign up at www.genm.global/thrive-abroad-experts. Companies interested in helping subsidize the program or offer the service to their employees can find out more at www.genm.global/business-employer.
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About Generation Mobility,
Generation Mobility is an innovative platform business that serves the Employer/Employee and therapist (Thrive Abroad Expert). Our expertise is based on the experience and challenges of global professionals committed to thriving abroad personally and professionally when working in foreign countries. Generation Mobility helps to make the experience as positive as possible, with the outcome of a happy and engaged employee that can focus 100% on the job at hand and deliver above expectations. Generation Mobility provides a suite of platform services that include its flagship platform product called SALUS, also webinars that cover today’s topical issues and masterclasses on well-being in the international markets. Connect with Generation Mobility and discover the difference we make to everyday employees’ lives.
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