UK online searches for mental health-related terms are rising fast

The number of searches for mental health related terms has increased dramatically over the past four years, according to new analysis from RedArc, highlighting that ‘Dr Google’ and online content play an important role in supporting people who suffer from these conditions. • The number of monthly searches undertaken in the UK for the specific… Continue reading →

Be ready to support employees’ recurrent mental health problems this Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May 2019), says RedArc

In March 2019, a DWP employee with long-term depression was awarded £35k at employment tribunal after being denied the right to flexible working    It is well-documented that big life events like divorce or redundancy can cause mental ill-health initially, but RedArc’s experience shows that being overwhelmed or undervalued at work can lead to a… Continue reading →

Five scenarios to engage Millennials and Gen Z in added-value benefits

With youth can come a feeling of invincibility and that can wrongly influence the employee benefits decisions made by Millennials and Generation Z, according to RedArc. The earlier a young workforce appreciates how employers can support them, beyond the paycheque, the better for their overall health and wellbeing. While there’s definitely a place for benefits… Continue reading →

Foresters Friendly Society extends contract with RedArc and adds Help at Home Service

Following exceptional member feedback, Foresters Friendly Society has extended its existing service provided by RedArc Nurses for its 73,000 members.*A dedicated personal nurse adviser service, provided by RedArc, has been included in the Society’s membership support package for over 13 years, “Foresters Care”. This provides long-term practical advice and emotional support for serious illness, disability,… Continue reading →

Providers, intermediaries and employers need to do more to support the forgotten fifteen per cent of workers who would benefit from ‘carer support,’ says RedArc

Offering employees ‘carer support’ would keep more of this pressured group in the workplace, says RedArc, following Carers UK releasing concerning figures that show 600 people a day* leave their job due to the demands of being a carer. According to the charity, 15 per cent (or one in seven)* of the working population are… Continue reading →

RedArc Nurses and Thrive app combine forces to offer insurers a ‘digital and human’ mental health app, akin to motor insurance ‘black box’

RedArc Nurses has partnered with Thrive Therapeutic Software’s mental health app to offer a new ‘digital and human’ approach to provide full-spectrum mental health support for insurers across protection and health insurances including both personal lines and group policies. Benefits for Insurers The partnership came about after both companies recognised a growing concern among insurers… Continue reading →

Increased early intervention, use of technology, and support for wellness will shape added value for 2019, predicts RedArc Nurses

Christine Husbands, managing director of RedArc Nurses says: “The pressure is on for insurers to differentiate their products, for advisers to add value and for employers to see a return on investment. Added-value benefits have been delivering on this for years but 2019 will be the year when added value is no longer simply a… Continue reading →