"We wanted to take the EAP concept to the next level, removing fragmentation and unnecessary complexity across all aspects of wellbeing."
- James Walker, head of product and proposition at Legal & General Group Protection
Jenni Watson has experience working for the NHS and within Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) services. She holds an MSc in clinical mental health science and has undertaken CPD in counselling and a variety of other therapeutic approaches. As an employee of Spectrum.Life and, via the partnership announced earlier this year, Watson will now work on a full-time basis, dedicated to supporting L&G.
Spectrum.Life is a leading digital mental health and wellbeing platform provider, which aims to remove wellbeing complexity and evolve the traditional EAP concept. Its partnership with L&G brings a new digital, integrated wellbeing solution to all existing and new clients, strengthening its Be Well. Get Better. Be Supported. framework.
In this role, Watson will design data-driven strategies to monitor, measure and manage campaigns to promote mental health and wellbeing awareness. She will work closely with L&G’s intermediaries and clients to establish proactive strategies to improve mental wellbeing. She will also provide tailored resources, educational initiatives, and expert guidance, focusing on their understanding of data trends within the business.
Commenting on the partnership, James Walker, head of product and proposition at Legal & General Group Protection, has said:
“When we launched our partnership with Spectrum.Life we said that we wanted to take the EAP concept to the next level, removing fragmentation and unnecessary complexity across all aspects of wellbeing. Bringing Jenni into the Legal & General team, as part of that partnership, represents our ongoing dedication to that goal. And we’re absolutely delighted to welcome her to the team.
“Employee communication is a critical piece of the jigsaw that is so often overlooked, due to a lack of time and resource, ending up relegated to something that is one-off and one-size-fits-all. Employers want help from the insurance industry.”
Dr. Emelina Ellis, chief clinical operations officer at Spectrum.Life, added:
‘’I’m thrilled to introduce Jenni as a member of our clinical team who has joined Legal & General as the Mental Health Promotion Officer. We proudly recognise the vital role this position plays in working alongside our partners to foster mental health, empower individuals, and positively transform lives. The appointment of Jenni signifies our commitment to delivering comprehensive and integrated support to our clientele.
“We firmly believe that the addition of Jenni to the Legal & General team will have a significant positive impact on the wellbeing and health of their clients. By prioritising mental health promotion and integrating it into our services, we aim to break down barriers, reduce stigma, and foster a culture of proactive self-care and resilience.’’