Havensrock Thrive App launched by Punter Southall Health and Protection to address workplace mental health issues

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (13-17 May 2019), Punter Southall Health and Protection is launching ‘Havensrock Thrive’, a new wellbeing app designed to help employees manage their mental health.

Havensrock Thrive is a cost-effective app available to employers who want to offer their employees a practical and discrete app to monitor their mental health daily. It combines technology with the ‘human touch’ and is the only NHS approved mental health app on the market.

Using Havensrock Thrive employees can monitor their mood daily through a Mood Meter and record the reasons for their current mood. Based on their results, different activities will be recommended. The more the app is used, the more personalised it becomes.

Developed by psychiatrists and psychologists, Havensrock Thrive will help employees prevent and manage stress, anxiety and other common mental health conditions. It offers clinically-proven tools and techniques that can be accessed 24/7 and provides access to confidential and dedicated practical advice and emotional support.

The app also comprises other daily activities which can be used to track, monitor and improve resilience such as stress-busting techniques (breathing and meditation), gamification and setting personalised goals. Users can keep track of their progress and look back on good and not-so good days, see how far they have come and see a reminder of what activities worked best for them.

Any employee who needs additional support has immediate access to one-on-one support from a specialist RedArc mental health nurse, in an exclusive arrangement that is not available anywhere else.  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.

The Mental Health Foundation says poor mental health is one of the biggest issues in the workplace today, causing over 70 million working days to be lost each year.[i]   Poor mental health is estimated to cost UK employers around £33 billion a year[ii].

Kim Horsfall, Senior Group Risk Consultant, 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, 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.”

The partnership with RedArc means that if specific markers are triggered via an individual’s activity, they are signposted to in-app coaches (all psychology specialists) who are then able to further screen and offer long-term support from RedArc’s qualified mental health personal nurse advisers.

RedArc nurses can also assess and arrange appropriate additional external services suitable for the specific needs of the individual. Such services may include traditional counselling, as well as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming (EMDR) and other specialised therapies.

Havensrock Thrive is exclusively available through Punter Southall Health & Protection.

To find out more visit https://www.havensrock.com/thrive/

[i] https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/CR00233_Ebook_dualbranded_interactive.pdf

[ii] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/thriving-at-work-a-review-of-mental-health-and-employers