Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing global ‘employee experience’ platform, has partnered with My Online Therapy – the UK’s first virtual psychology clinic – to provide access to a suite of therapeutic and educational self-care tools to manage mental wellbeing better.

The platform democratises mental healthcare and wellbeing services by providing people with easy access to evidence-based psychological therapies by connecting them with psychologists via video, web chat or daily coaching wherever they are at a time that is convenient for them.

My Online Therapy’s exclusive partnership with Perkbox allows global users access to its Self Care product,  comprising a library of evidence-based therapy skills,  techniques and programmes which facilitate transformative personal change, enabling people to develop the skills to navigate difficult life situations, build resilience and make daily mental and emotional well-being practices more sustainable.

Perkbox’s partnership with My Online Therapy reinforces its wider proposition of helping businesses improve mental and emotional health as part of a holistic approach to managing employee wellbeing. The service has never been more important amid the challenges posed by Covid-19. Last year, Perkbox produced a number of benchmarking reports tracking the financial, social, physical and mental wellbeing of over 13,000 UK employees and business leaders. From coronavirus to the social injustices highlighted by Black Lives Matter – 2020’s events compounded by the effects of isolation, anxiety and illness – had taken its toll on the wellbeing of 93% UK employees. The research highlighted why, in the face of enormous social challenges, workplace wellbeing should matter to employers more than ever.

Mona Akiki, chief people officer at Perkbox, commented: “The state of our mental and emotional wellbeing impacts tremendously on our sense of presence at work and on our productivity. Remote working has complicated matters further. Empathetic leadership continues to be crucial in supporting team members who are struggling. In addition to this, it is also beneficial to provide employees with solutions to help themselves. Digital tools provide access to self-help – be that on a one-to-one basis with a professional or via impactful courses undertaken at one’s own convenience – can make a huge difference to someone’s outlook and approach to life’s adversities. Our partnership with My Online Therapy is an empowering digital-first tool for employees, resonating with our wider mission of improving the cultural environment of both complex and remote workforces by enhancing employee, team and organisational wellbeing.”

Sadie Rose, Head of Partnerships , My Online Therapy, commented: “We are really pleased with the timing of our partnership with Perkbox – as we come out of lockdown, more and more people are reporting feeling anxious as move towards an uncertain new ‘normal’, and at My Online Therapy we want to make sure we support peoples mental health & wellbeing at this critical time.”

“Our Self-care offering will allow Perkbox users to access a digital tool that teaches real-life therapy skills and techniques written by psychologists to support their mental wellbeing on a daily basis. We’re so excited for Perkbox users around the world to get access to clinically-proven tools, whenever and wherever they need them most and hopefully, it will also encourage more open and meaningful conversations about mental health in the workplace.”

My Online Therapy is available to global Perkbox customers now.

 

By Lisa Baker, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Lisa Baker is the owner of Need to See it Publishing Group, providing contract news for business and news sites across the UK. Lisa is an experienced HR writer and commentator, editing HR publications for more than 5 years.