A life insurance specialist has launched an online preventative health program to help people understand and manage their mental wellbeing.
TAL’s BEACN, developed with research partner University Sydney Brain & Mind Centre, was designed to help TAL’s superannuation fund partners identify contributing risk factors and provide specific recommendations to address risk these factors while supporting their overall wellbeing.
“By partnering with trusted voices in mental health such as the University of Sydney Brain & Mind Centre, as well as evidenced-based mental health support services, BEACN provides a simple and effective way to engage superannuation fund members on their wellbeing,” said Dan Taylor, TAL general manager of member engagement and innovation, as he noted that one in two Australians are affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime.
The new tool works by giving members a current mental wellbeing score based on a short questionnaire they’d be asked to fill up. Based on their responses, members will be provided with evidence-based resources from trusted organisations, such as Hello Sunday Morning, to help them self-manage and improve their mental health outcomes. Members may also choose to anonymously contribute to research conducted by the University of Sydney’s Brain & Mind Centre around the mental wellbeing of Australians.
BEACN has initially launched with UniSuper and will soon be extended to other superannuation fund partners.