Canopie and Uber launch mental health support for new parents

Ann Don Bosco
July 14, 2022
3 min read

Canopie and Uber are taking on the parts of parental mental health that are hard to talk about. In their new partnership, Uber EMEA parents gain free access to Canopie’s evidence-based platform that connects them with clinical therapeutic techniques targeted specifically to the unique mental and emotional challenges of new parents. The multi-language platform also includes personal stories from real parents and tips for how to manage the most common parenting obstacles, including balancing work and maintaining a sense of identity. For those in crisis, it connects parents to emergency support.

"What sold us on the platform is that it is adaptable according to our parents’ needs - mothers, fathers, parents of slightly older children, and that it is multilingual. We know how hard parents can find it balancing the challenges of being a parent with their work. At Uber, we have great resources and we are very happy to include Canopie to support parents and caregivers holistically."

Canopie is on a mission to make personalized and effective parental mental health care accessible and inclusive to parents of all backgrounds. Canopie’s app creates personalized 12-day programs for expecting and new parents based on clinically-validated techniques that are proven to be effective for reducing anxiety and depression during the perinatal period. Their signature blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, compassion focused therapy, and interpersonal therapy enables parents to build greater emotional resilience and confidence to support them on their parenting journey. The app is available in English and Spanish and is audio and text-based with sessions ranging from 1-4 minutes, to accommodate the very busy and often unpredictable schedules of expecting and new parents.  

Research shows that companies that invest in working families have 5.5x more revenue growth than peers thanks to higher talent retention and increased productivity. 

“We started as parents who were failed by a system that offers a narrow set of options that are expensive, limited and difficult to schedule, and have been actively working to close the massive mental health care gap that affects up to 85% of new moms since then,” says Anne Wanlund, Co-Founder and CEO. Our solution is adaptable on either end of the transition to parenthood, and we are excited to continue to adapt it to meet the gaps and to be as inclusive as we can be.