We’re on a mission to rid the world of unnecessary emotional pain

…and we’re doing it by making effective therapy sessions easy to access for people and valuable for businesses

BACKED BY THE BEST INVESTORS IN THE BUSINESS

We’ve gone from 0 to 25,000 therapy sessions a year since 2020

Spill is founded.

Calvin Benton set up Spill after seeing how difficult it was for friends going through a tough time to access therapy. Having worked previously as a software engineer, he believed that technology could dramatically improve access to mental health support if it was used in the right way.

Spill goes B2B.

After trying (and failing) a B2C approach in its first year, Spill started selling its message-based counselling iOS/Android app to organisations. Although loved intensely by some users, the product is perceived as a ‘nice to have’ by businesses, and as a result growth flatlines.

Spill launches its video therapy product.

Instead of trying to change the format of therapy (with message-based), Spill focuses on dramatically improving access to therapy with its new product: the ability for users to book video therapy sessions in 3 clicks through a Slack app. With a COVID-shaped tailwind, Spill rockets from 0 to 100 paying companies by the end of 2020.

Spill raises a seed round.

Off the back of a hugely successful 2020, Spill raises a seed round of £2million led by Ada Ventures, with support from Seedcamp. The funding allows Spill to bring free-at-the-point-of-use therapy to even more people, with 13,000 Spill sessions happening during 2021.

Spill launches Safety Net.

Spill’s mission has always been about helping people to get support in their time of need. 2022 sees the launch of Spill’s mental health risk detection survey tool, Safety Net, which takes the pulse of a team’s mood each week and uses an algorithm to flag anyone at risk. These people are then messaged by a Spill counsellor immediately.

Spill hits 25,000 therapy sessions a year.

After predominantly selling to U.K. tech companies for the first couple of years, Spill expands its product offering beyond a Slack integration to offer MS Teams and web app integrations that service a wider range of industries, including law firms and food manufacturers. 10+ therapy languages and 5+ therapy timezones are also added, to service global clients.

...and all those therapy sessions are having a huge impact on employees

Absolutely amazing!"
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"Really easy and accessible, and a great way to speak to someone disconnected from your everyday who can give you unbiased suggestions to tackle problems."
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"Incredibly helpful. The counsellor was understanding and made me feel valued."
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"A 24-hour turnaround time on therapy sessions is unheard of! Super easy to use, and kind people."
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"It's so easy to use! The therapists were experienced, very comforting and kind."
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"Absolutely amazing. The therapist got me to a breakthrough that I've been searching for for years but never occurred to me. This is the first step in solving something that has plagued me for years and I'm so thankful!"
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"Next-day delivery of therapy.., that's pretty awesome."
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"Everyone is so kind and thoughtful, I love Spill!"
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Absolutely amazing!"
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"Really easy and accessible, and a great way to speak to someone disconnected from your everyday who can give you unbiased suggestions to tackle problems."
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"Incredibly helpful. The counsellor was understanding and made me feel valued."
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"A 24-hour turnaround time on therapy sessions is unheard of! Super easy to use, and kind people."
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"It's so easy to use! The therapists were experienced, very comforting and kind."
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"Absolutely amazing. The therapist got me to a breakthrough that I've been searching for for years but never occurred to me. This is the first step in solving something that has plagued me for years and I'm so thankful!"
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"Next-day delivery of therapy.., that's pretty awesome."
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"Everyone is so kind and thoughtful, I love Spill!"
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"I've never left a session without feeling like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Spill is such a great, invaluable resource."
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"Exactly what I needed. I think this service is essential to the wellbeing of people at this company."
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"It's a life-saver having this mental health support."
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"Access to a therapist that truly listens to/understands you (in just 50 mins!) is incredible. I have never felt so energised coming out of a therapy session."
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"Love the availability of therapy and the ease of access to tools to improve mental health!"
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"I love that within 24 hours, I can have a session that will have an immediate impact on how I'm feeling."
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"They listen. There's no judgement or taboo. Spill therapists are like a human cup of tea, if a cup of tea could be human."
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"It has made my life better."
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"I've never left a session without feeling like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Spill is such a great, invaluable resource."
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"Exactly what I needed. I think this service is essential to the wellbeing of people at this company."
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"It's a life-saver having this mental health support."
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"Access to a therapist that truly listens to/understands you (in just 50 mins!) is incredible. I have never felt so energised coming out of a therapy session."
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"Love the availability of therapy and the ease of access to tools to improve mental health!"
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"I love that within 24 hours, I can have a session that will have an immediate impact on how I'm feeling."
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"They listen. There's no judgement or taboo. Spill therapists are like a human cup of tea, if a cup of tea could be human."
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"It has made my life better."
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"Easy access to mental help! And it's all free :)"
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"Life-changing! It's simple, accessible to use and efficient. I've already recommended it to colleagues just after my session."
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"No hoops to jump through, completely anonymous and free to access! I'm so grateful that this is something that's available to me."
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"Everyone is so kind and thoughtful, I love Spill!"
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"If it's available via your employer, there's no reason not to use it."
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"Everything about Spill is geared towards helping people: whether it's professional relationships or personal experiences. Your built-in resources have also helped with structuring how I can proactively help, not just my teammates, but also the people around me."
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"Really easy and accessible, and a great way to speak to someone disconnected from your everyday who can give you unbiased suggestions to tackle problems."
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"I've never left a session without feeling like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Spill is such a great, invaluable resource."
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"Easy access to mental help! And it's all free :)"
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"Life-changing! It's simple, accessible to use and efficient. I've already recommended it to colleagues just after my session."
— employee at
"No hoops to jump through, completely anonymous and free to access! I'm so grateful that this is something that's available to me."
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"Everyone is so kind and thoughtful, I love Spill!"
— employee at
"If it's available via your employer, there's no reason not to use it."
— employee at
"Everything about Spill is geared towards helping people: whether it's professional relationships or personal experiences. Your built-in resources have also helped with structuring how I can proactively help, not just my teammates, but also the people around me."
— employee at
"Really easy and accessible, and a great way to speak to someone disconnected from your everyday who can give you unbiased suggestions to tackle problems."
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"I've never left a session without feeling like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Spill is such a great, invaluable resource."
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Meet the senior team at Spill HQ

Calvin,
CEO
(& Founder)
Sam,
Clinical
(ex-NHS)
Anna,
Operations
(ex-Bain)
Maria,
Product
(ex-Monzo)
Rachael,
Marketing
(ex-Publicis)

....plus the people actually doing the work and giving the therapy: the rest of our HQ team and all our amazing counsellors!

and 100+ more...

Our six values guide how we work

Make it good,
make it fast

Make it good, make it fast
We believe that making things good is the only acceptable choice and that the discipline of releasing fast and often will help us to build more good things over time. We ship things that we think are good, and we don't delay getting the initial version out the door.

Take
ownership

Take ownership
We believe that thousands of problems need to be solved to achieve our mission, and everyone needs to carry their share of ownership and responsibility to do this. We take ownership and responsibility for the work we do.

No ego,
no drama

No ego, no drama
We believe that making decisions based on our own egos will lead to poor outcomes.

We leave our ego at the door to do the best thing for the mission, even if it means choosing discomfort.

Customer
care

Customer care
We believe that showing care in customer interactions is essential to making great products. “Computer says no” is the enemy. We demonstrate care by going above and beyond to empathise with our users as human beings.

Feedback
is a gift

Feedback is a gift
We believe that thousands of problems need to be solved to achieve our mission, and everyone needs to carry their share of ownership and responsibility to do this. We take ownership and responsibility for the work we do.

Bring
everyone along

Bring everyone along
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to contribute to strategy, decision making, and company building.

We make Spill information available to everyone in the company by default.
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