Virtual therapy and stress-busting apps: can tech support mental health at work?

Tech designed to help mental wellbeing is coming into the workplace, but experts warn that it shouldn’t be seen as a quick fix

Imagine stepping into the break room in the office and instead of making yourself some coffee and complaining about work, you put on a virtual reality (VR) headset and listen to the voice of a therapist guide you through a meditation session with the aim of transporting you to a calming place far away.Whether the experience would have the desired effect is debatable – and there’s growing awareness of the potential downsides to mindfulness, but this form of therapy is part of a brave new world...