Rethink Wellbeing: Helping do-gooders become more productive and mentally resilient

Inga Grossmann
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Wellbeing leads to well-doing. Mental resilience is crucial for clear thinking, productivity, and relationships - all of which allow for agency and the flourishing of humankind. Our mission is to spread mental resilience, and wellbeing at scale. To do so, we use engaging, proven, and low-cost programs, tailored to the needs of communities.

We decided to first tackle people in the Effective Altruism Community. With around 35% productivity loss for individuals affected by mental health issues (e.g., Beck et al., 2011), the movement already loses 5 to 10% of its impact. With 7.400 Highly Engaged Effective Altruists, this reflects a workforce loss of 400 people. Image how much more good they could do, if the productivity of not only those with mental health issues but everyone is increased by tailored, proven interventions.

You can learn more about us, our programs and organization on our website:

With our current funding, until May 2023, we'll have collected pre-post effectiveness data on our two main programs for people working in the Effective Altruism Community. The 6 weeks online peer group programs are designed to foster productivity and mental health applying the most effective proven psychological methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Change Techniques, etc.

From Aug to Dec 2023, we aim to run an RCT, scale up, and be recommended for effective giving via the Happier Lives Institute. To hire our team to do this, we'd need $125k to 195k. Within this time, we expect to help at least 250 Effective Altruists by running > 50 online intervention groups with trained facilitators.

This shall increase the participant's wellbeing and productivity by 54% (averted from 35%) on average. If we just managed to help 250 people, we would have increased total productivity of the Effective Altruism Community by 1-2%, and added a work force of 87.5 full-time equivalents, i.e., this would recoup the costs of this project circa 100 times, in the first year alone.

If you are interested in donating for AIS-related projects: we have a special mental resilience program for people working in AIS.