LS&Co. Expands Mental Health Support for Employees

Levi Strauss & Co.
October 10, 2023

At Levi Strauss & Co., we are committed to offering a wide array of benefits and supporting our employees in ways that are both tailored to their unique needs and can help them look after themselves and their loved ones. That’s why on World Mental Health Day we announced that we’re expanding access to Lyra Health’s emotional well-being support, available to all our employees around the world and their household family members.

We caught up with LS&Co.’s Chief Human Resources Officer Tracy Layney to learn more about this expanded benefit and how it ties into our overall approach to taking care of our employees.

Why are we making more mental health support available to all our employees?

We have always believed in taking care of the people who make our company great. It’s important we’re always looking at ways to prioritize mental health in our professional and personal lives, so our people are taken care of inside and outside of work. Mental health challenges are a universal human experience, not bound by borders, cultures or backgrounds. People from all walks of life may face moments when they need support and understanding. Expanding access to Lyra for all our employees will help ensure that they have the resources and support they deserve.

Why are we expanding access to Lyra Health specifically?

Lyra provides expert, confidential care tailored to your mental and emotional well-being and offers care solutions for many mental health conditions, including anxiety, crisis, sleep problems and more. Some of these solutions include 16 free therapy sessions annually with local, high-quality mental health professionals. Other benefits include unlimited legal, financial and caregiver support services, along with unlimited access to self-care tools, 24/7 support and more.

We rolled out Lyra to our U.S. employees last year, and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We’re thrilled to be expanding this resource to more employees and are confident it’ll help provide them with the support they need on their personal well-being journeys.

How does this fit into our strategy for cultivating a culture of well-being at LS&Co.? 

Taking care of our employees isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s good for business. That’s why supporting employee mental health and well-being are engrained in the day-to-day culture at LS&Co. We have a deep bench of ongoing well-being offerings crafted to help our people thrive in their personal and professional lives, and we’re constantly adapting our offerings based on the times and our employees’ needs. Expanding employee access to Lyra is just the latest example of this work coming to life as we strive to create a workplace culture where employees can be healthy and successful at work and at home.