Bupa LifeWorks is a confidential EAP programme and digital wellbeing platform, designed to proactively support employees’ wellbeing.
Offered in partnership with LifeWorks, it brings together a digital experience and clinical support. It will provide employees, and any eligible dependents covered under their Bupa Global health plan, with access to counselling and personalised digital content to support their mental, physical, social, and financial wellbeing at no additional cost.
The launch comes in the wake of increased demand from employers looking for accessible and effective digital employee wellbeing support, with data from LifeWorks showing a 90-per-cent increase in platform activities in 2020 compared to 2019.
Research from Bupa Global’s recent Executive Wellbeing Index predicts employee wellbeing will continue to be a huge focus over the next year for businesses. Three in 10 (28 per cent) UK business leaders say employee wellbeing is their number-one priority, with UK businesses expected to increase spend in this area by 18 per cent in the next 12 months.
High mental health toll of pandemic
Patrick Watt, Commercial Director at Bupa Global, said: “All of us have experienced the high mental health toll of the pandemic, but promoting good wellbeing is also about our physical health, our financial health – all are inextricably linked. At the same time, boundaries between work and home life have blurred. Employees are rightly looking for more support, so it’s vital we continue to innovate our services and bring solutions that fit our customers’ needs.”
Available anytime and anywhere and in over 40 languages, Bupa LifeWorks services are provided via phone, on the web and through a mobile app. LifeWorks will be available to all group schemes (SME and Corporate) and their employees as standard across all regions, in multiple languages – globally.