Alzheimer’s Society rolls out workplace mental wellbeing support

Alzheimer’s Society mental wellbeingCharity Alzheimer’s Society has rolled out mental wellbeing in the workplace support for its UK employees.

Through a partnership with Thrive Mental Wellbeing, the charity’s employees will be able to access mental health support and digital therapy through a free confidential app, which was built around the prevention, early detection and management of mental health conditions.

It screens employees for mental health issues such as anxiety and depression and enables them to receive and seek help from therapists within 10 minutes of screening. Alzheimer’s Society staff can access anonymous and confidential support services, such as cognitive behavioural therapies, meditation sessions, goal-based activities, signposting links, daily check-ins, chat and messaging functions for instant support, and unlimited and ongoing one-to-one therapy sessions as needed.

Corinne Mills, director of people at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Thrive to complement our existing wellbeing offering at the Society. Supporting and enabling positive wellbeing is key to the Society being a great place to work and volunteer. With Thrive we will continue to focus on building on this strong foundation.”

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Bev Sheppard, wellbeing lead at Alzheimer’s Society, added: “Thrive is an incredible addition to our holistic wellbeing offer. It will offer support alongside our Bupa employee assistance programme, health cash plan, wellbeing support through our recognition and reward Society plus, and our wellbeing working group, where we continue to review and strengthen all aspects of our wellbeing offer.

“This mental wellbeing app not only provides support for all our employees, but also offers non-HR related support for our managers too, who may find themselves supporting someone who is struggling with their mental health; giving them the option to signpost colleagues to use the daily check in within the app, which will guide them to resources which will help support their mental wellbeing.”