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LifeWorks launches Mental Health Benefits Connect

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LifeWorks launches Mental Health Benefits Connect

Unmatched new service helps employees access further mental-health support that maximizes their benefits

LifeWorks, a global leader in digital and in-person wellbeing solutions, announced today the launch of Mental Health Benefits Connect. As Canadians continue to struggle with their mental health, more organizations are recognizing the need to provide their employees with options to access continued, consistent wellbeing support. Mental Health Benefits Connect is a program that ensures seamless access to ongoing, specialized and high-quality clinical services that go beyond the support millions of Canadians rely on through their employee and family assistance program (EFAP).

Key features include:

  • Confidential access to trusted, qualified therapists delivering services in-person, through video counselling, telephonically and digitally through AbilitiCBT;
  • Shorter wait times than seeking support through independent community-based providers;
  • Ability to continue ongoing therapy sessions with the same therapist used in EFAP sessions, ensuring consistency of care through a reliable source; and
  • Assurance of the optimum clinical approach for each individual, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other forms of therapy.

Mental Health Benefits Connect is available for employees with access to the LifeWorks EFAP through their organization.

Comments from president and chief executive officer, Stephen Liptrap

“As more people seek mental-health support than ever before, we are seeing confusion regarding where to turn for help, as well as a concern about determining who offers high-quality mental-health support in the community. At the same time, we know that organizations want to ensure the best support for their people, now more than ever. Through Mental Health Benefits Connect, we are breaking down the barriers of access to care by offering a seamless link between EFAP and appropriate ongoing therapy through benefits plans. We see this as simplifying access to the type and level of support needed, which is essential to employees’ health, productivity and quality and life.”

About LifeWorks

LifeWorks is a world leader in providing digital and in-person solutions that support the total wellbeing of individuals. We deliver a personalized continuum of care that helps our clients improve the lives of their people and by doing so, improve their business.


Heather MacDonald

Source: LifeWorks