Insurers and employers can help reduce the number of suicide attempts, says RedArc (ahead of World Mental Health Day on 10 October)

The World Federation for Mental Health has declared ‘suicide prevention’ as this year’s theme for World Mental Health Day (10 October) and with the Office of National Statistics (ONS) recording 6,507* suicides in the UK last year – or more than 17 per day – the need for more action is clear. However, overlooked in… Continue reading →

RedArc to provide The Fostering Network’s stress support service

RedArc has been appointed by The Fostering Network, the UK’s largest fostering charity and membership organisation, to deliver a stress support service for its members. Legal Insurance Management Ltd, a specialist in the legal expenses and assistance marketplace, has arranged the partnership as part of The Fostering Network’s legal expenses insurance policy. The charity’s 34,000… Continue reading →

Protection underwriters misjudge mental health risk, says RedArc

Protection underwriters are in danger of over-stating the risk posed by mental health conditions for insurance policies, according to RedArc Nurses. This in turn could lead to individuals facing unnecessary restrictions, exclusions and higher premiums, or potentially being declined protection completely. Christine Husbands, managing director for RedArc nurses says: “Underwriters are prolific in their question-asking… Continue reading →

Healthy employees do not see the benefit of protection insurance unless they can access added-value services, says RedArc

Critical illness cover, life assurance and income protection insurance have traditionally been chosen by employers for the potential financial protection they offer staff in the event of illness, death or disability. But the majority of employees will not get any benefit from these products as long as they remain healthy, so employers that have offered… Continue reading →

RedArc establishes specialist mental health department

RedArc Nurses, the company that provides long-term practical, medical & emotional advice to patients and their families at times of serious illness, bereavement and trauma, has announced that it has established a new mental health department. Although patients will continue to be supported by a single dedicated nurse adviser, the new internal team approach will… Continue reading →

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 →

The sandwich generation of carers isn’t just middle-aged mums

The sandwich generation – so called due to having dual caring responsibilities and typically associated with working mothers aged 40-55 – is much broader and more prevalent than most employers realise, according to RedArc ahead of Carers’ Week (10-16 June 2019). The organisation’s experience shows that many individuals’ outside-of- work obligations go completely unnoticed or… Continue reading →

Help us ease back in to work

“Help us ease back in to work” say employees with cancer diagnosis Contrary to what many employers may think, the majority of cancer patients want to return to work in some shape or form when they are feeling well enough, according to RedArc. Christine Husbands, managing director, RedArc Nurses said: “We’ve helped thousands of cancer… Continue reading →