In the Press

Our Mental Health Service has been featured in a number of publications recently. We have reproduced Corporate Adviser’s article below.  Please click on the other links to read the further coverage.

Teladoc’s phone therapy service grows fivefold over 2021

Telephone therapy for patients with common mental health issues has grown fivefold over 2021 with almost 78 percent reporting a low degree of psychological discomfort after four sessions, according to Teladoc Health.

Teladoc Health UK, a mental health psychotherapy service, conducted research in December 2021 to assess its telephone therapy service’s favourable impact on patients. The research found that before starting the telephone therapy, 28 percent had low-level psychological difficulties, two-thirds of those surveyed reported considerable psychological distress and 8 percent reported severe suffering.

But after receiving the therapy nearly four out of five people or 78 percent were transferred to a non-clinical or low degree of psychological discomfort after four sessions.

Teladoc Health UK head of mental health services Laura Scarrone Bonhomme says: “We’ve found telephone therapy to be as effective as in-person therapy or video-conferencing. The privacy of the phone call has allowed people to open up more – and that has brought faster and better results. Many employees across a variety of industries often don’t realise they have this benefit, and the same is true of life insurance policyholders.”

Teladoc Health UK COO Guy Gross says: “I’m always hearing heart-warming stories of how Teladoc Health UK’s clinicians and self-help tools have transformed the lives of our members, whether partnering them through their toughest physical and mental challenges or simply supporting them to lead happier, healthier lives. Our services deliver incredible outcomes and experiences. We are unlocking never-before-seen opportunities in the virtual care space across the planet.”

 

Case studies

Case study – severely anaemic

Case study – severely anaemic

"It was an absolutely amazing experience, I got more from the 4 sessions with my (Teladoc Health) psychologist than I did in 4 years of weekly therapy." Read more »

Case study – mental health

Case study – mental health

"It was an absolutely amazing experience, I got more from the 4 sessions with my (Teladoc Health) psychologist than I did in 4 years of weekly therapy." Read more »

Case study – mental health

Case study – mental health

"The Mental Health service is very efficient and I’d highly recommend it. In just four sessions I did actually find the problem." Read more »

Case study – extreme stomach pains

Case study – extreme stomach pains

"I contacted the service because I was experiencing extreme stomach pains. The virtual GP, who told me instantly that it was my appendix and advised me to return to A&E urgently. Their advice saved my life." Read more »

Case study – paediatric skin condition

Case study – paediatric skin condition

A 4-year-old boy had developed dry bumpy skin on his cheeks and on the top of his shoulders over an 18 month period. Read more »

Case study – nutritionist consultation

Case study – nutritionist consultation

The 32-year-old male patient was following an entirely plant-based diet and lacking certain micronutrients as well as having an uneven balance of macronutrients and low protein intake. Read more »

Case study – mental health

Case study – mental health

"I was suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, and poor sleep due to work-related stress." Read more »

Case study – mental health

Case study – mental health

"I contacted the service for help as I had suffered a bereavement a few years ago and I was suffering from deeply rooted feelings of guilt, which were getting worse and stopping me from sleeping." Read more »

Case study – elbow injury issues

Case study – elbow injury issues

"I had a car accident several years ago and injured my elbow, since then I have had ongoing issues with it. I have been to a chiropractor but it just wasn’t getting any better." Read more »

Case study – migraine attacks

Case study – migraine attacks

"I was experiencing an increase in migraine attacks and was concerned as the frequency and intensity were getting worse, so I called the Virtual GP service for advice from a doctor." Read more »

Case study – excruciating stomach pains

Case study – excruciating stomach pains

"I woke up in the early hours of the morning with excruciating stomach pains. I was going to wait until my doctor’s surgery opened the next morning before doing anything about it." Read more »

Case study – sore throat and chronic fatigue

Case study – sore throat and chronic fatigue

A 28-year-old female contacted the service as she had a sore throat, was aching, and felt very tired. Read more »

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