As an extension to their existing mental health and wellbeing supports, nabs is now providing free access to 24/7 online, peer-to-peer mental health support community Togetherall.
The platform will be available in French to the nabs bec community later in 2021.
Since its inception as a registered charitable organization in 1983, nabs has been supporting employees in Canada as a way of ensuring nabs eligible population have access to relevant mental health supports when they need them most.
Togetherall is proving to be filling a gap in existing mental health services available to employees – particularly when it comes to engaging those who have been traditionally hard-to-reach. In a recent survey amongst employees who have used Togetherall, 67% say they shared a feeling or thought on Togetherall for the first time that they had not shared elsewhere.
Louise Berube, Director of Allocations and Services, said: “As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic quickly approaches a one-year anniversary, people in our industry are increasingly relying on nabs mental health services to help them navigate the unique and often changing impacts on their mental health. While we are seeing unprecedented accesses of our LifeSpeak digital wellness platform, nabs national wellness webinars and our support line to access professional counselling, we also recognize it can be challenging to access confidential 1:1 counselling while working in a pandemic from home and that sometimes people crave an alternative way to access supports, often from their peers or friends. Togetherall fills this gap and provides another way to access support.”
Togetherall provides a clinically moderated, online peer-to-peer mental health community that empowers individuals to anonymously seek and provide support 24/7. Engagement in the platform has soared over the past 12 months amidst the global pandemic with a 104% increase in engagement year over year.
“Togetherall provides an anonymous, open and creative space for people to share and gain support from their community of peers, who are experiencing similar worries, doubts, fears and questions,” said Jay Bertram, nabs Executive Director. “As Executive Director of nabs, I want our community to know that they are not alone in their struggle and we want to promote spaces that encourage a willingness to seek and accept support from each other. Togetherall is moderated by licensed mental health practitioners 24/7, so we know that anyone in real crisis will be contacted individually and assessed for safety concerns. Togetherall’s clinical moderators also will also signpost to nabs’ other mental health services like LifeSpeak and our support line.”
If you are interested in offering scalable ways to support your employees’ mental health, contact us to find out more about Togetherall’s online support community.
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