LifeSpeak (TSX: LSPK), an integrated, whole-person- wellbeing platform for employers, health plans, and insurance companies, announced today that it has been selected by Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) (“Loblaw”) to provide bilingual, expert-led digital mental health and wellbeing education to its workforce of more than 200,000 colleagues and their families. This new support initiative gives users unlimited and confidential access to the LifeSpeak solution.
The LifeSpeak platform will play an integral role in Loblaw’s enterprise-wide mental health program. LifeSpeak enables anytime, anywhere access to a curated library of expert-led education that includes mindfulness, building resilience, and other mental health topics.
In addition to the wide range of micro-learning videos, podcasts, tip sheets, and blogs from hundreds of the world’s leading experts, LifeSpeak also empowers Loblaw team members to confidentially participate in monthly “Ask the Expert” interactive web chats. Loblaw will also be able to enroll employees in LifeSpeak iQ, an online training solution.
“Research has shown that three in four workers across all organizational levels will experience at least one symptom of a mental health condition. However, the tremendous stigma associated with mental health challenges prevents many people from acknowledging, accessing, or accepting support resources,” said Michael Held, CEO, and founder of LifeSpeak. “Loblaw is destigmatizing workplace mental health and providing its employees and their family members with the tools that meet their individual needs. We’re proud to support Loblaw in its efforts and augment the exceptional wellness program it offers its team. We are seeing an increasing number of organizations recognize the need for a range of mental health solutions. We hope that seeing another market-leading organization adopt a holistic approach to employee mental health and wellbeing will encourage others to follow suit.”
“Our company’s purpose is to help Canadians live life well. And in order to do that, we need to make sure our colleagues can do the same,” said Siobhain Andreasen, Senior Director of Benefits at Loblaw. “Through our mental health program, our goal is to demonstrate to our team members that it’s okay to need support, and that there are resources available. This is an ongoing journey, and by working with Lifespeak we can help to make mental health support acceptable and accessible, demonstrating the important role their wellness plays in the organization.”
Loblaw, Canada’s food and pharmacy retail leader, joins a rapidly expanding global community of LifeSpeak clients and partners around the world.