Mental health has become the focus of the discussion when it comes to employee benefits. As an organization — whether you have remained open, are planning for “return to work” in an office setting, or will continue to keep your workforce remote indefinitely — you need an employee mental health strategy. To set the stage:
Now more than ever, your employees need support. Companies must offer support and change the conversation around mental health or risk business resiliency. Unsupported mental health needs have a direct impact on employee retention, productivity, engagement, and medical spending. Furthermore, mental health providers are in short supply, wait times for an appointment continue to rise, and the cost is a hurdle for many.
Mental Health Is Not One Size Fits All; Make An Informed Choice.
For those employers that are evaluating and striving to improve employee mental health, many struggle to understand which virtual mental health options are available and what to consider when selecting a vendor to meet their employees’ needs. This report presents an overview of the emerging vendors in the mental health market. Employers should use this report to understand the capabilities within major market segments and to inform their technology strategies.
We identified the following three functionality segments, each with varying degrees of breadth in their capabilities and ability to support specific conditions:
Check out Forrester’s latest report, “New Tech: Virtual Mental Health Solutions, Q4 2020,” to learn about vendors’ maturity level and primary functionality, channel, and market focus, as well as how to approach deploying a virtual mental health program for your employees.
The original article by Arielle Trzcinski, senior analyst at Forrester, is here.
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