Awareness needed in how mental health support can fall short: RedArc

Ahead of this year’s World Mental Health Day, Christine Husbands, managing director, RedArc, comments that before support for mental health is implemented, there needs to be awareness of how it can fall short. She says: ‘Mental health is a multi-faceted area of health and wellbeing, and by its nature that calls for a multi-faceted approach… Continue reading →

RedArc’s frontline nurses reveal employees’ main concerns and how employers can help

Pressures on the NHS, and the wider political landscape, are behind the current main concerns of employees, according to RedArc’s frontline nurses. RedArc believes understanding these worries is the key to employers assisting staff through illness and making the most of health and wellbeing support available. RedArc nurses have seen increasing concerns surrounding pressures on… Continue reading →

The heatwave highlights the need for support for long-term conditions

As temperatures hit record highs, RedArc, the nurse-led health wellbeing service, issues a reminder that the heat can adversely affect those with long-term health conditions. Although the extreme temperature can affect any individual, those with chronic conditions can be worse affected as the heat can cause increased symptoms. This includes people with Multiple sclerosis (MS), respiratory conditions,… Continue reading →

Benenden Health adds RedArc cancer support to its range of services

Not-for-profit healthcare provider, Benenden Health has added RedArc to its range of partners to bring the benefits of experienced registered nurses to its members. This will provide members with access to emotional and practical support and advice, via telephone, throughout a member’s cancer journey. Importantly, this support will be from a designated nurse and will… Continue reading →

Cancer survivors need tailored workplace support

This national Cancer Survivor’s Day on 5 June 2022, RedArc wants employers to recognise the significant role they can play in helping their employees during and after cancer treatment. As remaining in, returning to, or keeping in touch with the workplace is often an important part of an employee’s recovery. Employers must ensure they provide… Continue reading →

Children don’t always need to be named to access the mental health support in employee benefits

Given the increased volume* and magnitude of mental health issues amongst children following the pandemic and the additional burden on the ever-stretched NHS, RedArc urges employers to communicate the fact that children do not necessarily need to be named on their parents’ policies to access the mental health support available within employee benefits. RedArc states… Continue reading →

Beware of inflexible support when choosing how to look after the health and wellbeing of staff

Employers are being warned about selecting employee benefits that are too inflexible in the way they support the health and wellbeing of employees. RedArc, the nurse-led health wellbeing service, believes that although employers are doing the right thing in proactively providing health and wellbeing support for staff, they need to be cautious about overly prescriptive… Continue reading →

Perfect storm brewing if eldercare is not addressed in the workplace

RedArc is warning that a woeful lack of eldercare support for employees and the current recruitment crisis in the domiciliary sector has created a perfect storm, meaning employers risk losing staff who have responsibilities for looking after elderly or frail family members. Christine Husbands, managing director for RedArc says: “Whether care is required urgently or… Continue reading →