Canada Life Assurance Company is making mental health care and treatment easily accessible to its policyholders with the adoption of healthtech firm Dialogue Health Technologies Inc.’s internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) program.
The platform will be made available to all Consult+ users as part of the insurer’s standard virtual healthcare offering.
iCBT uses similar principles and techniques as in-person cognitive behavioural therapy programs but is delivered in a structured digital format consisting of educational material and interactive toolkits.
“The past 20 months have been challenging for many Canadians, especially when it comes to their mental health – many continue to struggle,” said Brad Fedorchuk, executive vice-president of group customer at Canada Life. “Through Dialogue’s iCBT, plan members can access self-led mental health support for mild to moderate depression and anxiety. By taking a proactive approach to their well-being, they’ll be better positioned to reach their full potential.”
Jean-Nicolas Guillemette, chief operating officer of Dialogue, added that the partnership allows many Canadians to access mental health support “when they need it.”
“With the increase of mental health concerns across all organizations and industries, we are proud to keep working towards bringing innovative health and well-being solutions to millions of Canadians,” he said.