About Take charge at work program
Take Charge at Work is a telephonic coaching program designed, by Optum, to help people with depression improve performance at work.
Interested individuals take an online assessment consisting of 13 questions to determine if they show signs of depression and if their work life is negatively impacted. The assessment calculates a score and the individual receives a message with suggested next steps.
Qualified and enrolled participants will work with an Optum coach for up to eight telephonic coaching sessions. Optum utilizes the Creating a Balance workbook to facilitate the coaching sessions. The workbook is broken into eight chapters and is available printed or electronically in a pdf.
You will first complete the online assessment and receive a score. This will take a couple of minutes to complete. Depending on your assessment score, you may be eligible to participate in a screening call. This call can take up to twenty minutes.
Once you have been screened, you are eligible to enroll in the Take Charge at Work program. Participants will meet telephonically with a coach bi-weekly for eight sessions. These sessions are expected to be 30-45 minutes. It’s up to you to pace the program to meet your own personal schedule. Your coach will help you determine the best pace for you.
Our assessment is an industry standard survey designed to measure the symptoms of depression and whether a person’s depression is affecting their performance in the work place. The Take Charge at Work program initially uses the assessment to determine if an individual would benefit from the program. Then throughout our coaching program, the assessment is again used to measure an individual’s progress.
The Take Charge at Work program is available to you through your employer benefits. There is no additional cost to you to take the assessment or participate in the program.