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The Psych Central Podcast
The Psych Central Podcast is an award-winning, weekly show that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion. Listen as our host, Gabe Howard, speaks candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.

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Mar 15, 2018

Many employers provide health benefits to their workers that go above and beyond the typical medical insurance. This may take the form of incentive programs for improving health, discounts on fitness centers, or employee assistance programs (EAPs) that provide various health-related services. But there’s a new star on the health horizon called LifeSpeak. This is an entire wellness platform that employers can make available to employees, giving them free, anonymous access to an enormous library of health information, discussion forums, and even live interaction with health experts on a variety of topics, including a great deal related to mental health.



[0:55]   What is LifeSpeak and what does it do?

[3:50]   Examples of LifeSpeak’s mental health resources.

[5:38]   LifeSpeak’s approach to mental health.

[8:13]   The effect of mental health on work attendance.

[13:56] Differences in how Canada and the US treat mental health in the workplace.

[20:54] Assistance in real time.

[24:08] How LifeSpeak finds experts.