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Lack of inclusion of women in workplace health and wellbeing support

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This year’s International Women’s Day theme is to ‘inspire inclusion’. Workplace health care cover is one area where this really is badly needed. We share expert views from two workplace health protection providers; Towergate Health & Protection and RedArc, who discuss the importance of inclusion of women in workplace health and wellbeing support. Employers need […]

Specialist health and wellbeing support will mean better outcomes in 2024

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Employers who offer health and wellbeing support, and the insurers who embed it as added value, must ensure that it is delivered by specialists in order to get the best health outcomes for individuals, says RedArc as it delivers its predictions for 2024. With public health high on the political agenda for 2024, the nurse-led […]

Employers urged to be alert to eating disorders as staff return to offices

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RedArc is warning employers to be aware of a potential rise in the number of employees with new or recurring eating disorders, as staff return to the workplace. RedArc explains that eating disorders are complex and disabling mental health conditions that affect all ages, genders and backgrounds, and include bulimia, binge eating disorder, avoidant/restrictive food […]

Lockdown learnings ‘can help maintain good mental health’ all year round

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With Blue Monday nearly upon us, RedArc is urging employers to remind staff that lessons learned during the early days of the pandemic can be applied to maintain good mental health permanently. The third Monday of January is traditionally known as the most depressing day of the year, brought about by post-Christmas debt, short days, […]

Health and wellbeing support will become increasingly comprehensive in 2022

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Workplace health and wellbeing support will become increasingly comprehensive and sophisticated in 2022, according to RedArc, the nurse-led wellbeing service. Christine Husbands, managing director for RedArc says: “The year the pandemic arrived really took the wind out of employers’ sails but those who already offered comprehensive health and wellbeing support would have felt that their investment […]

People who most need mental health support struggle to get it

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There are a lot of support services that offer mental health support, however many do not cater for more complex and enduring mental health issues, such as severe depression, trauma and psychiatric disorders. Many support services are only limited to mild to moderate mental health issues, such as low mood and anxiety, for instance via […]

RedArc cautions employers on Long Covid as office workers return

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The aftermath of Long Covid, and the full impact on employers, will only become fully apparent when employees return to the workplace, says RedArc Nurses. Christine Husbands, managing director for RedArc, said: “While we’ve been living with the pandemic for a long time now, the situation regarding Long Covid is complex and still emerging. It’s […]

Employers urged to ramp up support for cancer ahead of predicted ‘tsunami’ in cases

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Employers are being urged to review and ramp up their support for cancer ahead of a predicted surge in cases amongst staff during the remainder of the year. RedArc is warning that there is a backlog in diagnoses due to a combination of reduced NHS capacity and fewer individuals seeing their GP during the height […]

Call for employers to increase bereavement support

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RedArc is warning employers to be prepared for a huge spike in the need for bereavement support services and counselling for employees during the remainder of 2021. Based on year-to-date figures, the nurse-led wellbeing service is predicting a 40% year-on-year increase in referrals to its bereavement support, which means that it will help the largest number […]

‘Normalise different’ and have a mental health safety net for a successful return to the workplace

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Ahead of Mental Health Week on May 10th-16th, Christine Husbands, managing director at RedArc discusses the potential for the forthcoming return to work to induce further anxieties amongst staff… Employers will only truly understand the magnitude of the post-pandemic mental health toll on their employees when they start recalling staff back to the workplace. Our conversations with […]

How to promote women’s health and wellbeing at work

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Women’s health must become more of a priority for employers – and they must provide emotional support to their female staff, too. According to Cheryl Brennan, executive director for health and benefits at Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing, common conditions such as endometriosis, the menopause, mental health including post-natal depression and peri-menopausal anxiety and fertility […]

Seven self-care tips for SAD employees

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Blue Monday, which took place on Monday, is a timely reminder to protect our mental health at the start of a new year, which can only be helpful, according to RedArc. With that in mind, Alison Simmons, Senior Mental Health Nurse from RedArc has put together seven self-care tips for lifting employees’ mood during the […]

Long-term one-to-one wellbeing support ‘a must’ in the workplace

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Personalised long-term, one-to-one support is the common thread that’s needed to unify health and wellbeing programmes across all generations and to ensure employers avoid the pitfalls of stereotyping employees by age. That’s according to RedArc, which says that long-term, one-to-one support should be integral to all employee benefits programmes and many employers are not making […]