Youth mental health continues to decline as we push further into the COVID-19 pandemic. A marked increase in stress, anxiety, depression, and suicide can be seen as young people continue to adapt to an ever-changing world. Access to consistent and diverse digital resources to improve well-being is critical for their overall health.
Movement Genius and Neolth are building these innovative resources. Alyson Stoner, actress, advocate, and Co-Founder of Movement Genius, and Dr. Katherine Grill, CEO of Neolth, met through the Headstream Accelerator. Headstream provides tech innovators with tools to create inclusive and effective digital practices for youth. Both understand the importance of movement in improving mental health and are passionate about making wellness accessible to all youth. The two platforms offer complimentary, yet different practices to improve mental health using somatic exercises, mindfulness, peer stories and more.
Neolth offers a wide range of practices for mental health and relaxation including creative art, journaling prompts, and breathing exercises. One area Neolth has been interested in expanding to is movement. Including movement on Neolth’s platform is imperative for Neolth’s CEO, Dr. Katherine Grill. "As a former Somatics Professor, I understand the impact movement can have on mental health, especially for youth healing from trauma. It's critical that mental health resources [like Neolth] offer a wide range of techniques to support diverse individuals. Through working with Movement Genius, Neolth will be able to offer an instructor-led movement class, expanding our library of self-guided techniques."
Neolth will be collaborating with Movement Genius to offer a 60-minute Livestream class led by actress/advocate Alyson Stoner called Mind-Body Connection.
This class will be live on Monday 11/15 from 12-1pm Pacific Time directly in the community section of the Neolth app. Users can add this event to their calendar in order to receive a notification reminder. During the class, Alyson will teach how to use your body to improve your mental health, release stress and anxiety, and feel grounded. Schools and students who use Neolth will have free access to this class through our platform and app. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Movement Genius:
Movement Genius is a digital wellness platform that provides live and on-demand classes to help people improve mental, emotional and physical well-being. Rooted in somatics and mind-body integration, the classes are developed by and for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and all kinds of humans with all kinds of bodies and experience. Learn more at movementgenius.com.
Neolth provides stress and mental health support by delivering on-demand, personalized care to students. Neolth’s self-guided digital platform and mobile app were built by healthcare and education professionals, in partnership with students. The solution provides on-demand resources for relaxation, emotional awareness, health education and stigma reduction. Learn more about how Neolth helps students and schools in this2-minute explainer video. Visit us at neolth.com and follow @Neolth on social.