Nine totally avoidable reasons your employees don’t speak out about needing mental health support, says RedArc

Despite many organisations now offering mental health support and improving their communications on the subject, RedArc Nurses has found there are still barriers that remain in place that cause employees to either delay seeking help or, in some cases, prevent any support being sought at all. Christine Husbands, managing director for RedArc says: “We speak… Continue reading →

International Wheelchair Day: Thursday 1 March

International Wheelchair Day highlights the need for workplace mental health support for all employees with all types of disabilities  A clear distinction is often made between ‘mind’ and ‘body’ when it comes to employers supporting employees with disabilities, with the focus traditionally being on the physical condition. However RedArc believes more employers need to recognise the… Continue reading →

RedArc responds to ONS ‘Geographic patterns of cancer survival in England’ report with mental health warning

Following yesterday’s release of the Office of National Statistics ‘Geographic patterns of cancer survival in England: Adults diagnosed 2004 to 2011 and followed up to 2016’, Christine Husbands, MD, RedArc commented:  “It’s great to read that despite pockets of disparities, overall cancer survival rates are continuing to increase. Advances in early detection, surgical methods and… Continue reading →

Young Carers within the workplace need better recognition and support, says RedArc

Young Carers’ Awareness Day (on 25 January this year) marks a day when this often forgotten group get recognition, but RedArc wants employers and insurers to ensure they are not overlooked once they reach the workplace. Young carers can have roles throughout the workplace, including apprenticeships, traineeships or full time employment. Having supported employed carers… Continue reading →

Protection adviser, Finance North partners with RedArc to provide Personal Nurse Advisers to its clients – at no cost

Finance North, the specialist protection adviser based in Cheshire, has today announced its partnership with RedArc in order for its clients to benefit from the practical advice and emotional support provided by the company’s nurse advisers. The service will be available at no additional cost to individual and business protection clients who don’t already have… Continue reading →

Advisers should remind clients about mental health support this Blue Monday

RedArc statistics show 30% increase in mental health referrals every January   Blue Monday (Monday 15 January) is recognised as the most miserable day of the year for many with Christmas debts being realised, New Year’s resolutions broken, uninspiring weather and relationship strains coming to the fore. Therefore, it’s not necessarily surprising that RedArc, usually… Continue reading →

’Tis The Season To Be… Stressed?

SME owner managers urged to check their insurance policies for free mental health support services  As the song goes, ‘Tis the season to be jolly’ but this is often not the case, with one in 20 people considering Christmas to be more stressful than a burglary*. Small business owners often feel the weight of Christmas… Continue reading →

FSB statistics show small business owners’ health most affected by orthopaedic conditions, mental health issues and cancer

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has reviewed half a decade of statistics about the health of its members and identified that just three conditions make up over half of the initial referrals to its medical care and advice service FSB Care. These conditions are: orthopaedic issues relating to the musculoskeletal system (35%) mental health… Continue reading →

Christine Husbands, managing director of RedArc’s response to the workplace health advice and disability support road map

“We welcome the announcement today of the government strategy ‘Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability’. Hot on the heels of the Stevenson/Farmer Thriving at Work report, it seems that the government is at last tackling the health and disability issues faced in the workplace. We completely concur with the view that good… Continue reading →

Legal & General adds RedArc Nurse support services to its Critical Illness product for new, advised business

Legal & General has added RedArc support services to all new Critical Illness policies that are sold through intermediaries. The support, which will be known as the Legal & General Nurse Support Service, will enable policyholders to benefit from practical advice and emotional support delivered by a team of qualified nurses, when patients are diagnosed with… Continue reading →