“Partnering with Talkspace makes it easier for people to access therapy with a licensed clinician on their terms,” said Lee Tuveson, CEO of New Directions. “It’s convenient and effective for a lot of people. By measuring clinical outcomes, we can actually see the impact that therapy has on overall wellbeing.”
“The relationship with New Directions underscores the value that Talkspace provides in filling the major gaps that exist in today’s employer benefit plans,” said Oren Frank, CEO of Talkspace. “We’re excited to partner with New Directions to provide its members with an important digital complement to its existing behavioral health care services.”
Employees facing work, personal life or relationship challenges will have access to secure and confidential behavioral health support via their mobile phone.
“Since introducing Talkspace to our U.S. associates, utilization of the EAP has increased by 32%,” said a representative from Garmin International, which leverages New Directions’ behavioral health offerings. “Our associates are now able to access mental health resources at their fingertips whenever they need it, without having to schedule appointments or leave work.”
About New Directions Behavioral Health
Founded in 1995, New Directions helps people live healthy, balanced lives. The fast-growing health care company provides managed behavioral health services, an Employee Assistance Program, Student Assistance Program, organizational consulting and health coaching to private and public health plans, Fortune 100 companies, large and medium employers and labor groups.