With Mental Health in the workplace high on the government’s agenda, health and wellbeing is a prime focus for Preston based health insurance specialists, Nugent Santé.
Nugent Santé currently manage in excess of £10 million in annual premiums, and this new strategic partnership with mental health and safety specialists, Mente Health, will enable them to provide clients with a proactive approach to health and wellbeing by identifying health issues before they become a major problem for both the employee and employer, as well as speeding up the recovery process through a number of supportive tools.
Mente can help businesses tackle mental health issues with their unique mental health diagnostic tools which are all delivered online. Their awareness raising programmes offer employee support through e-learning and allow employees to anonymously feedback areas causing poor mental health. The management dashboard supports the company’s health and safety risk assessment, delivering the anonymised employee feedback on any issues affecting the mental health of their employees. This is turn allows them to make changes to support a healthier workplace and comply with HSE management standards on managing stress in the workplace. Mente consists of psychologists, HR specialists and lawyers.
With over £26 billion lost each year due to mental illness and the Centre of Mental Health recently advising stress is the epidemic of the 21st century, this is a serious problem for employers. Simple steps to improve the management of poor mental health in the workplace should enable employers to save 30% or more on the current mounting costs.
Paul Nugent, Managing Director of Nugent Santé commented:” We’re thrilled with this partnership with Mente. Identifying and tackling stress, anxiety and other health conditions before they become a problem for a business, not only has a major impact on the employee’s wellbeing, it could also save the employer a considerable amount of time and money.”
Mental health can also have a significant effect on insurance cover, whether that’s for company health insurance schemes such as business protection and group risk or schemes aimed at individuals such as personal protection, dental and travel insurance. Some insurers simply won’t cover certain mental health conditions, leaving both companies and individuals in a vulnerable position.
Paul continued: “As an independent insurance adviser Nugent Santé provide tailored advice and support specific to an employers and employees personal circumstances and insurance requirements. As we have access to the whole insurance sector we can source a solution that is suitable for the business or individual, regardless of their situation. We’re not restricted to specific insurers or products, therefore can provide a personalised service to protect businesses and their staff.”
Mel Joseph founder and Managing Director of Mente concluded: “The Mente team are delighted to partner with Nugent Santé. Adding a whole of market health insurance proposition supports their goal of ensuring workplaces look after the wellbeing of their biggest assets – their staff.”