I wish someone had told me about Ollie.Health

“I wish someone had told me” is a series of posts that feed into our inquisitive nature at CN&CO. Each week we hear from someone in our network about something interesting or surprising that’s recently happened or occurred to them – or lessons they learnt. These blogs are a way to pay it forward and form part of CN&CO’s belief that the world can be a better place – and we all have a responsibility to make it so. This week’s post is by Blake Dyason. 

In a world where life moves at an ever-accelerating pace, sometimes we find ourselves in need of support, a listening ear, and guidance to navigate the challenges that come our way. Yet, seeking counselling can often feel like an overwhelming hurdle to overcome. Allow me to introduce you to Ollie.Health – a value addition that I wish I had known about sooner.

It was during a leisurely coffee catch-up with a friend that I heard about Ollie.Health, a proudly South African business that is going international. Ollie.Health feels like the Uber of mental health services, leveraging the power of technology to bring counselling and support directly to those who need it.

At its core, Ollie.Health has revolutionised the mental health industry by creating an innovative online system that operates on credits. Imagine being part of a company, school, or family with preloaded credits that can easily be used for online counselling sessions. The beauty of this system lies in its simplicity – Companies only pay for the counselling sessions used. For employees, this means no more worries about taking time off work, facing potential shame, or struggling to find an available counsellor. The website streamlines the process; a few simple questions later, and you’re matched with a suitable counsellor who speaks your language and makes you feel at ease.

It also addresses a barrier that often keeps people from seeking counselling: the fear of judgment and privacy invasion. With Ollie.Health credits, there’s no transaction trace on bank statements, and individuals don’t need to make themselves vulnerable by sharing their counselling journey with colleagues or partners. This level of discretion opens doors for more individuals to access the support they need without hesitation.

This platform encapsulates the modern era’s need for convenience, discretion, and accessibility. So, whether you’re an individual seeking counselling, a company looking to provide a holistic wellness solution for employees, or simply someone interested in being part of a positive change, let’s rally behind this South African business that is redefining how we approach mental health support.

If you found this interesting and want to connect with Marc and his team, feel free to drop me a message and I will gladly connect you. 

Blake brings a lot of energy, passion and heart into everything he does. He is extremely passionate about our country, it’s people and the environment. He is based in Cape Town and is happiest when he is running around exploring the beauty of the mountains.