App launched to address workplace mental health issues

Punter Southall Health and Protection is marking Mental Health Awareness Week with the launch of Havensrock Thrive, a new wellbeing app designed to help employees manage their mental health.

According to the broker the NHS approved app, which was developed by mental health professionals, provides employers with a cost-effective and practical solution to help them monitor their mental health discretely on a daily basis.

It enables users to monitor their mood daily and record the reasons for their current mood. Based on their results, different activities will be recommended and the more the app is used, the more personalised it becomes.

An employee who needs additional support has immediate access to one-on-one support from a specialist RedArc mental health nurse as part of an exclusive arrangement. The RedArc nurse provides long-term support to help employees recover as quickly as possible and can also refer them to other services, if appropriate.

Kim Horsfall, senior group risk consultant at Punter Southall Health and Protection said: ‘We have launched Havensrock Thrive in recognition of the fact that many employers need a robust and practical mental health solution to help their employees manage their mental health and a solution that is also sustainable and affordable.

‘Our Havensrock Thrive app meets the requirements of those involved in providing and receiving mental health support – whether that is prevention, early detection or immediate intervention. We’ve partnered with RedArc to provide the human intervention because of their proven track record and expertise in supporting mental health.’

Christine Husbands, managing director at RedArc Nurses said: ‘Havensrock Thrive enables employees to take responsibility for their own mental health and benefit from tailored support, delivered via the app and by trained professional nurses when needed.

‘The app supports the mental health of the workforce at all stages, from simple exercises and techniques to prevent problems from arising, to early detection, coaching and guidance, mental health expertise and appropriate therapy designed to help employees get back to their best.’