There I was, wearing jeans and a sweatshirt instead of my usual business outfit. Someone in my team asked about my future plans. I said ‘first I’ll have to learn my children’s names again’. I was suffering from a burnout and had decided to leave my job that I was extremely enthusiastic about. My future felt like a scary, blank canvas, yet I saw no other option than to get out of what had turned into a vicious circle.
The year was 2012. Mervi was frustrated as she found out she wasn’t the only one facing a situation like this and realising that finding help was slow, difficult and usually late. The seeds for Auntie were planted.
LEARNING BY EXPERIMENTING
The first idea of Auntie was a mobile game. Pretty soon the team realised that mental well-being cannot thrive without human touch. The first mental well-being professionals joined Auntie in 2016. Today there are over 100 Auntie professionals serving people in 20 languages. Auntie serves dozens of organisations, varying from small IT companies to large public sector organisations and global corporations.
More and more organisations are realising that happy and well balanced employees are more productive and a key element to success. Auntie has grown with triple-digit numbers during the past years and plans to stay on that path. The current focus is on strengthening Auntie’s international presence and further developing our digital services.