Support for your mental wellbeingOur mental health is important, and crucial for us to be able to lead healthy, happy lives. Whether you're going through a tough time, or want to talk to someone, counselling can help. Our health insurance includes eight online or face-to-face Talking Therapy sessions each plan year. There are several options, depending on your needs, including counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Putting you in touch with the right therapist for you
If you’re referred for treatment – or self-refer – we'll arrange a phone-based assessment. This will help the panel to understand the best course of treatment for you.
If you’re referred for face-to-face sessions, our Mental Health Panel will find a therapist close to you.
Talking Therapy FAQs
Can I choose a practitioner?
Can I contact the panel?
No, we’ll take care of that for you. We will arrange for a telephone assessment with an adviser from our Mental Health Panel. Our Panel will manage your claim and keep us up to date throughout so you don’t have to.
How soon can I access care?
Our Panel will approve your claim and will contact you the next working day or sooner.
What's the difference between counselling and CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) aims to help you think about your life in a positive way. It will also encourage you to change unhelpful patterns of behaviour. CBT is effective for a variety of mental health problems. Including the following:
• Panic attacks
• Obsessive compulsive disorder
• Post-traumatic stress disorder and some eating disorders.
More on how Vitality can help support your mental wellbeing
Online support community
We’ve partnered with Togetherall to give you access to a 24/7 online mental health community.
Rewards for physical activity
Getting active helps your mental health - and can earn you regular rewards.