AXA PPP partners with mental health software provider

Health insurer AXA PPP healthcare has entered into an exclusive distribution deal with Thrive Therapeutic Software to offer its mental health app to large corporate clients.

Thrive: Mental Wellbeing provides individuals with a range of insights into their mental wellbeing and supports relaxation methods as well as delivering CBT through a structured programme teaching basic skills for understanding and managing emotions and behaviour. If needed, the app also signposts users to suitable support.

The app will complement a suite of mental health support already offered to larger sized employers by the insurer, including its Employee Assistance Programme and Proactive Health Coaching service.

AXA PPP healthcare chief executive Tracy Garrad said: ‘We’re proud to be working with Thrive Therapeutic Software. Its approach, based on equipping employees with the insight, tools and support they need to build resilience and protect their mental health, will significantly extend the support our corporate clients can bring to their workforces.

‘We know that mental health is still a big worry for business leaders. Nearly two thirds (62%) of the HR professionals the Reward and Employee Benefits Association polled for its latest Employee Wellbeing Research report said it’s their boards’ biggest concern.’

The Thrive App launched this month and is available to employers with 200+ employees.