The service provides Vitality’s members with mental health treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and schema therapy from psychologists, digitally delivered through a video conferencing service.
Vitality’s existing mental health offering includes access to online mental health community Togetherall and mindfulness apps such as Headspace, Buddhify and Calm.
Dr Keith Klintworth, VitalityHealth COO and managing director, said: ‘With the pandemic changing life as we know it, there has never been a more important time to look after our mental health, and offering our members the right support in an accessible way is a priority for us.
‘By partnering with My Online Therapy, Vitality is further extending our full package of mental health care available to our members, ensuring people are able to get the support and help when they need it.’
Vasileios Touronis, COO and co-founder of My Online Therapy, added: ‘When we seek out partners we are always looking for businesses who support our mission, and VitalityHealth does exactly that. By working together, we will be able to provide convenient, high quality psychological care at the click of a button, presenting Vitality’s members with the opportunity to connect with a psychologist from the comfort of their own home and fit therapy sessions around work, home and family life.’
Earlier this month, Vitality entered a partnership with Peppy to provide menopause support to its members, making Vitality the first health insurer in the UK to provide this type of menopause support.