Clients suffering anxiety and mental ill-health, especially during this Covid-19 crisis, can be well-served by protection policies that offer a range of support services, experts have claimed.

Last week, benefits specialists Secondsight and employee wellbeing experts Rightsteps teamed up to provide an online tool for businesses looking to safeguard their employees’ financial, mental and physical wellbeing.

The organisations have made this free to use for all its clients for the next three months, to enable employers to provide higher levels of support during the Coronavirus crisis.

The online tool will feature information and guidance, with the aim of helping thousands of workers with mental, physical and financial wellbeing support, whilst promoting an open, supportive culture.

Written by experts in the field, the easy to use interactive platform will be available 24/7 on any device, and with a dedication to using language that explains complex matters in plain English.

Ian Bird, director of business development at Secondsight, said: “It’s clear that there is not only a demand but a need for employers to be offering their people adequate support across all areas of wellbeing, especially during the coronavirus outbreak.

“Now more than ever employees are taking the strain to work from home during the crisis, and employers need every help they can get to manage wellbeing remotely, which is why we’re making this tool free to access for our entire client base.”

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