An organisation’s environment affects, and is affected by, the health and wellbeing of employees.
Organisations have a duty of care to provide a healthy and safe environment for its employees. Bench Markers such as Investors in People advocate that this duty of care is integrated into the management structures of the organisation. A Health and Wellbeing policy is evidence of this integration. However, the issue of health often emerges with symptoms of ill health such as high sickness absence, poor performance, difficult working relations, low job satisfaction and stress. Review of existing structures is called for and external help may be needed.
Organisations can be badly affected by sickness absence. It is recognised that it is in an organisation’s interests to provide support to help employees get back to work as quickly as possible. Health interventions and counselling can help some of the main reasons for absence including stress, depression, anxiety and relationship problems.
Management and communication systems are ways to assess the health of your organisation and to understand what works well and what needs to be improved. Sometimes, however, these do not uncover or help make sense of problems.
West Sussex Counselling offers:
Staff surveys or in-depth interviews
Working with the whole team to identify its strengths and positive resources alongside exploring what the team struggles with and what it needs to achieve its goals.
The interventions offered by West Sussex Counselling include:
Contactable through publicised telephone number
Where counselling is not appropriate signposting to relevant services or community resources
Up to 6 counselling sessions with a qualified and experienced counsellor either
6 monthly activity report and service evaluation
Skills training including stress management and assertiveness
Conflict resolution for a difficult relationship at work
Identifying and working through more complex dynamics within a team that might have evolved from a critical incident, history of changes, unclear boundaries or roles and responsibilities.
Provided as for Individual counselling above
West Sussex Counselling offers follow up evaluation for any interventions delivered providing feedback for the organisation to respond to its ever changing needs.
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Gina Sweeting MBACP Accredited, UKRCP, Diploma Couples Counselling, Certificate Supervision, M.Sc, B.Sc (Hons)