TAL launches online mental health program

Life insurer TAL has launched BEACN, an online preventative mental health program, which will support their superannuation fund partners by improving mental health outcomes for clients.

BEACN used a short questionnaire to give a current mental wellbeing score, which then provided resources from organisations to help improve any negative outcomes.

It was developed by TAL’s innovation team, alongside research partner University of Sydney Brain and Mind Centre.

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Dan Taylor, TAL general manager of member engagement and innovation, said BEACN provided TAL’s superannuation fund partners with a tool that helped their member base be more aware of their mental health and minimise the impact of mental health conditions.

“With one-in-two Australians affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime, TAL is focused on how we can empower people to proactively manage their mental wellbeing,” Taylor said.

“We see first-hand the impact mental health conditions can have on our superannuation fund partners’ members, and we want to support them by providing practical, evidence-based resources.”

“By partnering with trusted voices in mental health such as the University of Sydney Brain and 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.”

The program was initially launched with TAL’s super fund partner UniSuper with plans to extend it to other partners in the future.

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