Amazon is introducing new psychological well being advantages for workers, their households, and their households as a part of its complete advantages bundle, reflecting the corporate’s ongoing dedication to supporting staff’ psychological well being. Staff within the U.S. could have entry to extra psychological well being assets and advantages scheduled to totally launch by early 2023, scaling globally within the months to return.
Among the many new advantages, which add to Amazon’s current suite of psychological well being trainings and assets, staff at the moment are eligible to obtain 5 free counseling periods, per matter yearly. Staff can now additionally entry psychological well being care 24/7 by means of a brand new partnership with the app Twill. Amazon staff who enroll in a well being plan will even see expanded instruments by way of Brightline to assist their kids and teenagers as they navigate each day challenges.
“Psychological well being is necessary for everybody, and it impacts every one in every of us otherwise. We’re inventing and constructing on daily basis on behalf of staff to make sure all of them have entry to psychological well being assets that work for them,” stated Dr. Chris DeCou, a licensed medical psychologist and head of world behavioral well being at Amazon. “With our measurement and scale, we’re compelled to assist resolve the worldwide psychological well being disaster. Our expanded advantages spotlight Amazon’s ongoing dedication to offering world-class psychological well being assets for all staff and their households.”
The perks of being an Amazon worker don’t cease at collaborating with nice individuals or delivering smiles to our prospects on daily basis. Amazon continues to make its staff psychological well being a prime precedence, which is highlighted by the next choices:
Extra free counseling periods by way of the International Worker Help Program (EAP)
Staff at the moment are eligible to obtain 5 free counseling periods, per subject yearly, by way of Amazon’s International EAP beginning in January 2023. The International EAP was launched in 2022 and ensures Amazon staff and their households have entry to psychological well being assets, together with self-guided applications, psychological well being teaching, and digital counseling, along with longstanding advantages like no-cost counseling and work-life help.
24/7 entry to care by means of the Twill Therapeutics program
Staff can now additionally entry psychological well being care 24/7 by means of a brand new partnership with the app Twill—a digital, self-guided psychological well being program. Twill additionally gives temper monitoring, science-backed video games, and actions designed to assist staff and their relations work by means of detrimental ideas, construct confidence, and handle stress. Twill means that you can handle psychological well being considerations the second they come up and can be utilized as a complement to your each day well-being routine. It’s free for Amazon staff and their household or family members, and it is utterly confidential.
Improved assets to help kids’s psychological well being
It may be difficult to get the correct psychological well being care in your kids. In truth, the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention estimates that one in 5 kids have a recognized behavioral well being want and 80% aren’t getting the correct care. To assist handle this want, Amazon has partnered with Brightline, a number one supplier in digital psychological well being help for youngsters and teenagers. Amazon staff within the U.S. who’re enrolled with lined dependents in both Premera Blue Cross or Aetna now have added help for on a regular basis psychological well being challenges many kids and teenagers expertise.
Partnership with Nationwide Alliance for Psychological Sickness (NAMI)
As a part of our efforts to attach staff to native psychological well being assets, Amazon is launching a brand new partnership with NAMI, the nation’s largest grassroots psychological well being group devoted to constructing higher lives for the thousands and thousands of Individuals affected by psychological sickness. The partnership will deal with constructing enhanced entry to community-based household and peer help companies for Amazon staff, and is a results of a collaboration between Amazon’s Advantages workforce and its Psychological Well being and Effectively-Being affinity group.
Up to date psychological well being consciousness trainings
Along with ongoing reside coaching periods for managers, human assets groups, and staff, Amazon is launching a self-guided instructional module to make sure that each worker is aware of what to do and the place to show when a psychological well being concern arises. Analysis exhibits that over half of individuals with a diagnosable psychological well being situation within the U.S. go untreated. These numbers are increased for Black, Latino, and Asian Individuals. Amazon is taking observe and launching a coaching that leaders can use to cascade psychological well being consciousness periods throughout their organizations utilizing standardized content material that aligns to finest practices and Amazon’s full suite of psychological well being assets.
Enhanced International Worker Help Program
Amazon staff and their households outdoors the U.S. now have entry to extra psychological well being assets together with self-guided applications, psychological well being teaching, and digital counseling, along with longstanding advantages like no-cost counseling and work-life help in partnership with Office Choices. This new program was launched in 2022 for 54 nations outdoors the U.S., and ensures that each one staff have entry to the identical baseline psychological well being help no matter their location.
These psychological well being and well-being advantages are a part of a complete vary of advantages that Amazon gives all staff. These advantages embody medical insurance, monetary advantages, paid break day, and extra. Study Amazon’s worker advantages.