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Mental health support resources

Let’s talk about it: a resource for nurturing positive mental health

Welcome to Aetna International’s mental health and well-being support resources. This is where you’ll find the guidance and knowledge to you help prevent and manage your own mental health conditions, or the mental health of your workforce. You’ll also be able to read about Aetna Mind, our holistic approach to supporting your well-being and mental health using evidence-based tools and expert clinical support.

Aetna Mind

We're here to support you on your journey.

Aetna Mind is our holistic approach to supporting your emotional and mental health through both self-guided, on-line resources and professional in-person support

We’re here to support you

No matter how you’re feeling – thriving, struggling or unwell – you’ll find the right support from your plan. Get access to the Aetna Mind self-help and online resources as well as professional services via the Health Hub – your secure member website.

We’re here to support your employees

Aetna Mind uses evidence-based tools and expert clinical support to help protect the emotional well-being and mental health of your employees. From mindfulness and coaching to diagnosis and treatment, find out how we can meet your people on their journey.

For more information, call our expert consultants or contact your Account Manager

Take a moment:  Discover. Breathe. Heal.

Find ways to strengthen your emotional health, discover breathwork techniques for stress reduction, learn more about the signs of depression and anxiety, and get clinical advice on how, when and where to explore or seek treatment.

Take a moment…

Take a moment to check in with yourself flyer

...to check in with yourself

Key questions to ask yourself about how you’re doing, emotionally and mentally. Plus 11 tips to help you strengthen your emotional health.

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Take a moment to breathe flyer

...to breathe

How to practice breathing techniques to calm mind and body, and why they’re so powerful.

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Take a moment to reach out and connect flyer

...to reach out and connect

Five tips to help you seek help when you’re suffering from stress, or have been experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety for more than two weeks.

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Take a moment to change how you feel by changing what you do flyer

...to change how you feel by changing what you do

Five popular behavioural activation steps to help you change your outlook through a virtuous cycle of activity.

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Take a moment to learn about depression and anxiety flyer

...to learn about depression and anxiety

Discover how to recognise the signs of depression or anxiety and when to consider getting help.

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Take a moment to keep trying to heal flyer

...to keep trying to heal

How to practice self-compassion, social connections, planning ahead, seeking treatment and cultivating resilience.

Start a conversation:  Mental health resources for you and your family

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Find ways to strengthen your emotional health, discover breathwork techniques for stress reduction, learn more about the signs of depression and anxiety, and get clinical advice on how, when and where to explore or seek treatment.

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 a guide to emotional well-being for families

...a guide to emotional well-being for families as the calendar turns

How to practice breathing techniques to calm mind and body, and why they’re so powerful.

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Six ways to start a conversation about your mental health

...six ways to start a conversation about your mental health

Advice on how to start a conversation about your emotional or mental health with your doctor or employer

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mindful approach to mental health

...a mindful approach to mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

5 ways to help protect your mental and emotional health during uncertain times.

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a mind-body approach to stress management

...a mind-body approach to stress management

How mindfulness-based stress reduction supports greater awareness of mind and body.

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Mindfulness: a powerful tool in the battle against stress

...mindfulness: a powerful tool in the battle against stress

Discover how mindfulness works and read about the benefits for your mental well-being.

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reclaim your calm

...reclaim your calm

Calming techniques to help you respond to a panic attack.

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Staying the Course

...how to commit to healthier behaviours to support your mental health long term

Use this relapse prevention plan as a mental well-being tool to help keep you from falling back into unhealthy behaviours.

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A daily mindfulness reminder

...A daily mindfulness reminder

Handy mindfulness tips to encourage daily mindfulness to help reduce stress, improve focus, performance and overall well-being.

 

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Good food, good mood

...good food, good mood

How mindful eating can change our attitude towards food and our bodies.

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Everyday habits for better mental health

...everyday habits for better mental health

7 healthy habits that evidence suggests can keep stress at bay.

Resources:  Employee Support

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Find ways to strengthen your emotional health, discover breathwork techniques for stress reduction, learn more about the signs of depression and anxiety, and get clinical advice on how, when and where to explore or seek treatment.

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A medical director’s view: Help your workers address mental health issues caused by COVID-19 [URL

...a medical director’s view: help your workers address mental health issues caused by COVID-19

10 ways to help your people feel better and improve their productivity

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 Mental health + COVID-19 employee poster: You’re not alone

..mental health + COVID-19 employee poster: you’re not alone

How to practice breathing techniques to calm mind and body, and why they’re so powerful.

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Podcast discussion: Tackling workplace mental health during and after the pandemic

...podcast discussion: tackling workplace mental health during and after the pandemic

Smriti Joshi, Lead Psychologist at Wysa and Cara McNulty, Head of Behavioural Health at CVS discuss how employers can support the spectrum of mental health needs in the workplace.

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Strain and drain: the hidden cost of employee stress on business

..strain and drain: the hidden cost of employee stress on business

Stress can negatively impact your workforce productivity and dramatically impact the cost of doing business. Find out what you can do about it.

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The mental health benefits of working out at work

...the mental health benefits of working out at work

Low and no-cost ways to encourage mental wellness in your workplace.

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Combatting stress in the workplace: a strategy

...combatting stress in the workplace: a strategy

Cultivate workplace mental wellness with this four-step plan.

Confidential employee and member assistance: your on-demand support for work, life and well-being

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Professional services: One-nurse-one-member support.

One-on-one telephone-based care between you and a Care and Response Excellence (CARE) team clinician to help you address any chronic and acute health conditions. Confidential, comprehensive care between you and a nurse, built right into your benefits plan.

Register or login to the Health Hub to contact the CARE team

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Self-help: Wysa by Aetna, anonymous and confidential support

Part of Aetna Mind, Wysa offers text-based guidance through personalised well-being exercises and access to a 12-week coaching programme.

Find out more about Wysa by logging in to the Health Hub

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Professional services: Life Coaching programme

Part of Aetna Mind, Life Coaching is a cognitive behavioural change programme that can help you achieve your personal and professional potential in six weeks.

Find out more about Life Coaching by logging in to the Health Hub

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Professional services: Stress reduction programme

Part of Aetna Mind, our six-week instructor-led stress reduction programme can help you overcome stress or anxiety and increase your resiliency.

Find out more about the stress-reduction programme by logging in to the Health Hub

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Professional services: Therapeutic counselling

Part of Aetna Mind, get advice and guidance provided by a clinical therapist – either in person or over the phone – via our employee/member assistance programme.

Find out more about therapeutic counselling by logging in to the Health Hub

Female doctor giving a video consult to a patient from a laptop. Female doctor giving a video consult to a patient from a laptop.

Professional services: Convenient access to primary care with vHealth

With virtual care comes the ability to consult with a doctor from anywhere in the world, providing individuals and families with convenient access to quality health care. Available to eligible members.

To access vHealth, log in or register for the Health Hub

* Aetna International's employee assistance services are standard to Aetna Summit plans 2500, 4000, 5000 and 5000+. Programme delivery methods may vary by plan or region. Please contact your account manager or plan sponsor for more information. For members with other plans, such as Aetna Pioneer, assistance services are available as optional buy up benefits.

Additional Source:

1 https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jun/03/mental-illness-is-there-really-a-global-epidemic

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