Mental well-being - low-threshold psychologist's counseling support for your employees remotely, at the workplace, or at Heltti's clinics.

Translation: Individual support for coping, stress relief, and ensuring work ability for your employees.

In knowledge work, the mind is the most important tool, which, when in good condition, is capable of solving problems, being creative, and producing valuable thinking. However, over 59% of sick leaves among knowledge workers are related to mental health, and work burnout is a real risk in intellectual work. Like any tool, the mind also needs regular maintenance to stay in good condition.

Mental well-being refers to the conversational support provided by a psychologist, aiming to offer quick, easy, and accessible discussion assistance. It can be provided remotely, at Heltti’s clinics, or directly at the workplace.

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For whom and why?

Mental well-being supports the well-being, productivity, and maintenance of good work ability for everyone engaged in knowledge work.

Mental well-being has become a workplace benefit, just like meal and cultural vouchers were before.

Mental well-being can be provided as one-time sessions or a series of a few visits. During the sessions, the employee’s mental challenges are addressed, and concrete solutions are sought together with an experienced professional.

  • Mental well-being supports the identification and alleviation of various everyday challenges related to mental health and well-being.
  • It provides suggestions for lighter challenges, offers an opportunity for ventilation and structuring, enabling individuals to move forward in dealing with the issue.
  • For some, mental well-being has proven to be the lowest threshold for seeking help for more serious challenges. In more challenging situations, assistance is provided in planning further processing of the matter and exploring potential paths, such as short-term therapy.

As an employer, you can define usage restrictions and determine where the service is offered—remotely, at Heltti’s locations, or whether you would like to bring mental well-being support to your workplace in a popup format or regularly, such as weekly.


Benefits for the employer

  • Prevent mental health-related sick leaves and associated costs: The counseling support strengthens resources or addresses workload factors at an early stage.
  • You determine the usage limits as an employer: If desired, you can define how many times per year employees can utilize mental well-being support and decide whether it is offered remotely, at Heltti’s clinics, and/or whether you want the psychologist to be available on a one-time or regular basis at your premises.
  • If desired, you can receive organizational-level data and guidance on issues that would be beneficial to address in the workplace.

Benefits for the employee

  • Confidential counseling support that is easy to access when needed: All conversations are confidential. You don’t need a doctor’s referral or guidance from occupational health – you can book an appointment with a psychologist whenever you feel the need for counseling support.
  • Choose a psychologist that suits you: You can familiarize yourself with psychologists online and book an appointment with the most suitable one through online scheduling. Have the conversation where it suits you and feels most natural: remotely, at Heltti’s clinics, or even at your workplace.
  • No entries in the national health record system: There is a low threshold for seeking help, and visits do not result in entries in the national health record system.


Did you know that…

  • Did you know that nearly every working-age individual experiences stress, workload, and challenging situations in their daily lives? Typically, employees seek counseling support from psychologists related to their work, personal well-being, or the integration of work and life.
  • Even mild challenges in well-being and resilience quickly impact an employee’s productivity, workability, and problem-solving skills.
  • Challenges related to well-being and mental resilience are often endured for too long. A typical absence related to depression lasts at least a month. The estimated costs of presenteeism, on the other hand, range from €1,600 to €2,500 per year per employee.

What is this about?

Who is suitable for low-threshold counseling support?

How does mental health maintenance differ from short-term therapy?

Often, mental support services in the workplace are targeted towards those who already have mental health symptoms or are at risk of impaired work ability. And that’s the way it should be. However, it is also crucial to ensure that those who are beginning to experience stress or those who are generally doing well receive reinforcement of their resources and preventive support for various everyday situations.

Mental health maintenance…

  • is targeted towards individuals who have their own resources and capabilities for resolving the situation and making sustainable changes in their behaviour.
  • typically consists of 1-5 sessions of counseling, during which the individual can address the situation and gain tools for the future.
  • is an effective service that supports everyday resilience for people in various roles, including supervisors.

On the other hand, short-term therapy…

  • is targeted towards those who already have clear stressors or symptoms that may threaten their work ability (anxiety, depression, crisis situation, social anxiety).
  • typically involves a series of 7-20 sessions, often referred by a occupational health physician or occupational health psychologist.

"We believe that employees need to be supported and coached in different situations—when everything is going well and when they are experiencing stress for various reasons. Early-stage mental support cannot be emphasized or trained too much."

– Anna Kettunen, People Lead, Supercell

Our mental health maintenance customers

Mental health maintenance is suitable for workplaces as an employment benefit and for unions as a membership benefit.

Our clients have incorporated our mental well-being services into their everyday lives. Our services are used by companies such as Qvik, Supercell, Järvenpää City, Huld, Specia, as well as numerous small and medium-sized enterprises and growth companies.

Examples of our clients’ practices:

  • Mental well-being has been brought to the workplace by having our familiar psychologist present once a week. It is easy for employees to seek counseling in a familiar environment.
  • Mental well-being is a continuous employment benefit, and employees can book remote sessions themselves through the website.
  • Organizations and trade unions have provided our training sessions and engaging ‘ask the therapist’ moments, while also spreading awareness about our mental well-being services.


Should we talk more about supporting mental well-being in the workplace?

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