My Online Therapy launches with campaign by MISSION

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My Online Therapy, the first virtual psychology clinic in the UK, has launched with a multi-discipline campaign created by The MISSION Group.

The launch activity has been developed around the idea of ‘My Online Therapy, my way’; laddering up to the brand positioning of Modern Therapy for Modern Lives; with a focus on this being a service built for modern lifestyles; fitting in with how we live and work now.

My Online Therapy 

People who decide to use the service have a choice of video sessions, live chat and daily messaging. These can be accessed on Android and iOS apps, as well as via the web app.

Clinical supervision is provided in conjunction with the Chelsea Psychology Clinic to guarantee the quality and breadth of support offered.

The campaign will run through paid social media, app store, search and online video. The launch is being supported by an email programme, social content and PR.

My Online Therapy is working with brand ambassador Stephen Manderson, AKA Professor Green, a well-known advocate of mental health support.

One ad features a young, busy mum with her children clambering on her. The headline reads: ‘My Online Therapy after bedtime’, along with a list of some reasons she uses the service; ‘my guilt, my pressure, my never good enough’.

Campaign launches today 

The first tranche of activity breaks today (1 April) and runs through July across the UK but with a focus on London and the South East.

MISSION Agencies krow, Story, Speed and Bray Leino won the brief after a competitive pitch against Engine, Joint and MBA. The process was run by the AAR.

It is the first time the new enterprise has worked with an agency.

“As soon as we started working with The MISSION Group, we knew we were working with a team who really get it”, Vasileios Touronis, My Online Therapy Co-Founder and COO, said.

“As a start up, we’re working in an agile way and an ever-changing market, and it was great that they behaved like an extension of our team.

“Now, after two years in the planning, we’re can’t wait to get our service and The MISSION Group’s campaign out in front of real people.”

MISSION’s Group CEO James Clifton said: “There was a lot of energy within the agency once we started working on My Online Therapy; a new brand which is so relevant to today’s ‘new normal’ of digital alternatives to offline offerings and the renewed focus on mental wellbeing.

“The team at My Online Therapy are clearly ambitious and want to make a real difference.”

My Online Therapy was founded in 2018. It has secured funding of £4.5 million to date. This is being released in tranches, triggered by acquisition and sales targets.