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July 2018

Financial Incentives Can Improve Mental Health Engagement for Workplace

Jul 16
Healthy habits and choices seem logical and readily available these days, however it still seems impossible to take that step towards improving your overall wellbeing. In the workplace, many considerate employers offer benefits such as Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), counselling services, Wellness programs, and mental health support programs such as FeelingBetterNow® to make support available for employees. Employees often have the option of using different services, taking Health Risk Assessments, and completing mental health assessments for themselves and family members. Even with evidence-based tools available at their fingertips, it is often observed by EAPs that utilization of their program is low (around 3%).

The problem isn’t that the programs aren’t valuable nor is it that people don’t...