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First Sun, South Carolina's Largest EAP, "Goes Digital" via wayForward's Behavioral Health Engagement, Counseling and Analytics Platform


wayForward's scientifically validated, user-driven programs and tools will enable First Sun EAP to engage, screen and monitor more employees than traditional EAPs.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) December 10, 2018

wayForward, a mental and behavioral health technology company, today announced its partnership with First Sun EAP (First Sun), a workplace-focused national Employee Assistance Program. The partnership enables First Sun to efficiently engage and screen more employees, extending the reach of their expertise and maximizing outcomes of their award-winning service. The wayForward platform gives employees easy access to scientifically validated assessments and screenings, and a structured, yet flexible approach to care. Through the app or the user's desktop, First Sun can offer seamless support and access to one-on-one counseling when needed; the platform's robust analytics will enable their customers to track employee progress and outcomes.

"Our mission is to make behavioral healthcare accessible to everyone, from any connected device, allowing behavioral health and wellness companies to more efficiently and effectively scale their services," said Ritvik Singh, wayForward's CEO. "Our goal is to enable companies such as First Sun to provide proven, cost-effective digital solutions for reducing the incidence and severity of emotional problems such as stress, anxiety, and depression. We're excited to partner with First Sun to help extend their behavioral health expertise, improving employee outcomes and employer ROI."

Independent, as well as internal studies, have shown that the wayForward platform improves employee engagement rates. According to wayForward data, a third of all employees complete the initial screening. Additionally, the regular digital outreach campaigns reach over 25 percent of the covered employees.

"First Sun EAP provides employees with personalized support and resources that remove barriers to productivity and enhance well-being, while providing employers with complete transparency so they can accurately measure the bottom line impact of our programs," said Maria Lund, First Sun EAP President/COO. "The wayForward platform makes it convenient to reach and engage broader segments of the workforce, and gives employers detailed analytics about how our programs are improving the lives and the performance of their employees. The wayForward team made it surprisingly easy to enhance our digital offerings, which will make our services more efficient and effective going forward."

The goal of both companies is to help increase employee productivity and morale while reducing the employer's exposure to risk, absenteeism, and turnover through evidence-based therapeutic guidance, tools, lessons, and coaching for employees at all levels.

To learn more about the wayForward platform, visit

About wayForward
wayForward (incorporated as PsyInnovations, Inc.), is a behavioral health technology company based in New York. Our mission is to deliver evidence-based programs and expert care using intuitive, user-driven, scientifically validated technology. The company is made up of a team of leading researchers, clinicians and behavioral health experts associated with Columbia University, University of Michigan, Yeshiva University, UC San Diego, and a nationwide network of licensed behavioral health providers and coaches.
wayForward's platform delivers programs based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Positive Psychology, and covers more than five million individuals. You can reach us at

About First Sun EAP
First Sun EAP is a full-service EAP offering an award-winning employee assistance program, behavioral risk management, organizational consultation, and corporate and professional training programs to companies nationwide.
First Sun EAP is the largest South Carolina-based regional EAP. Our clients receive an unparalleled customer experience and custom workplace solutions to help them achieve their goals and maintain a healthy organization. You can reach us at 800-968-8143 or

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