BloomTech Expands Mental Health Support through Modern Health
Embarking on a new career in tech can be challenging. At Bloom Institute of Technology (formerly known as Lambda School), our learners arrive with varied backgrounds and life experiences in order to acquire new skills, network, and job search within an unfamiliar field. While the first few months of the program can be exciting and fast-paced, they can also be isolating and overwhelming. That’s why we are committed to giving our learners the support needed to address the stress and pressure associated with launching a new career.
To reaffirm our commitment to the mental wellness of our learners, BloomTech is expanding our mental health support services offered to all staff and learners beginning September 28, 2021 through a renewal of our partnership with Modern Health. With this expansion of coverage, we’re going from 6 coaching and 6 therapy sessions per year to 8 coaching and 8 therapy sessions per individual per year, including an expansion of post-graduation coverage from 3 months to 6 months, all at no cost to our learners.
What is Modern Health?
Modern Health is a comprehensive, culturally-centered mental health and wellness platform BloomTech learners and staff can easily access via website or mobile app. Modern Health combines the WHO well-being assessment, self-service wellness kits and other digital content, a global network of certified coaches, and licensed therapists available in 35 languages. Providers support participants across the five pillars of wellness, including emotional, social, financial, professional, and physical wellbeing.
The science-backed platform combines traditional mental health assessments with digital content for a customized plan to manage mental wellness. Therapists and coaches support participants with mental health, wellness, and life challenges such as preventing burnout, parenting, sleep, healthy habits, budgeting, anxiety, depression, and more.
Why do we partner with Modern Health?
At BloomTech, we know taking care of your mental health is as important as taking care of your physical health. Consider this – you wouldn’t try to solve a tooth ache on your own, so why wait for the support you need? Becoming a new developer or data scientist is inherently stressful, especially when juggling other financial, health, and home responsibilities. That’s why BloomTech is committed to making sure learners establish healthy coping strategies to support their journey.
In addition to covering Modern Health benefits for staff and learners throughout the program, BloomTech is committed to expanding post-graduation Modern Health coverage from 3 months to 6 months this year in recognition of the importance of mental health support during what can be an arduous and mentally taxing job search.
We know that nearly one in five adults experience mental health challenges. This can be especially true of individuals embarking on major life changes, such as changing careers. Further, one in three adults may have a mental health need as a result of Covid-19, making this a particularly challenging and critical time for mental wellness support. Although mental health issues are common, mental wellness services today are not readily accessible or evenly distributed across our society. Thus, through our mission to unlock potential regardless of circumstance, BloomTech strives to support learners with academic, career, and holistic wellness needs in order to set learners up for success. We hope this valuable benefit will open doors to mental health access for our diverse population of learners throughout the program and beyond.
What Modern Health services can learners and staff access?
Eligible staff and learners will receive 8 virtual coaching and 8 virtual therapy sessions per year through Modern Health, an increase of 2 coaching and 2 therapy sessions from last year’s benefit. Therapists will help learners with the assessment and treatment of mental health challenges, while certified coaches will collaborate with and support learners in creating structure around thoughts, feelings, and personal goals, helping learners move closer to living a more balanced and fulfilling life. Of note, unless crisis services are needed, therapy and coaching sessions are kept confidential and are not shared with BloomTech or other entities.
In addition to individual sessions, Modern Health offers unlimited access to a range of other digital supports, including:
- Circles group support sessions. Circles are live, therapist and coach-led group sessions that help participants learn, share, and heal around topics critical to mental well-being.
- Digital programs. A variety of online resources, including lessons, community support series videos, guided meditations, and more!
- Well-being assessments. Ongoing assessments to track your well-being over time.
To get started
If you’re a BloomTech learner or employee, initiate your benefits by downloading the Modern Health app. Log into the platform using a smartphone or their web interface using the email address on file with BloomTech. If you have any log in issues, please reach out to /frontdesk with the subject “Modern Health Login.”