Employee Assistance Programme
Our aim is to support staff and the company by reducing sickness levels, keeping staff well in work and improving communication between HR, management and staff. We also provide counselling and supervision for other large employers in Plymouth including, University of Plymouth and St Lukes Hospice.
We have been in Practise for over 20 years and have built up an excellent reputation. Our practitioners are experienced and well qualified. We have a proven track record of working collaboratively with employers, who wish to support their staff in being as psychologically well as possible. As you are most likely aware, mental health problems including depression, stress and anxiety related disorders are now the number one reason for work absence. This is costly to both the individual and the employer.
We also offer supervision and training for managers, HR workers and welfare officers. The people that use this service, have experienced measurable improvements in the management of their own and employees stress and anxiety. They also feel supported in sharing the distress that working with people can cause. We have counsellors that have undertaken intensive training, both for individuals and organisations in Supervision, Tutoring, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Life Coaching.
Employee Assistance Programmes are in a unique position - unlike any other support mechanism, they benefit both the individual and the organisation.
In short, EAP's represent a cost effective solution to many of the 'peoples problems' employers face today.
As we are a local company we can offer our services at a more reasonable rate, whilst still providing an ethical and professional service working within the BACP Ethical Framework.
There is no set up charge, use us as your Employee Counselling Service and only get charged for what you use.
EAPs benefit employers, employees: Review
We note an independent review commissioned by the Prime Minister in January 2017, which led to the publication in October 2017 of “Thriving at Work: The Stevenson/Farmer Review of Mental Health and Employers”
The review looks at how employers can better support all employees, including those with poor mental health in the workplace, and facilitate them thriving at work. In this context we note that statistics from the Department of Work & Pensions, reveal that 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems lose their jobs each year. The report reveals a demonstrable cost to employers, and goes on to quantify for the first time, how investing in supporting mental health at work is good for business and productivity. It goes onto demonstrate that evaluations of workplace interventions show a return to business of between £1.50 and £9 for every £1 invested.
Click here to read more on Thriving at work - The Stevenson / Farmer Review .
Mental ill-health: a hidden problem that undermines British businesses.
Nigel Summerton and Jo Maguire facilitate a Stress Awareness Workshop which can be held at your business premises or your employees can come into our practice at Looe Street.
Each workshop can be adapted to suit the needs of your business, we recommend that it is run over at least 3 half day’s as this increases the impact of the learning, which results in a more established and effective use of the techniques and skills taught during training.
This workshop will cover;
By the end of the course members will be able to;
We also offer other courses on increasing employee well being; we can address issues such as bullying and communication skills for managers and supervisors; with courses such as ‘Nip it in the Bud’ a course aimed at the prevention and management of bullying in the workplace, and ‘Communication Skills for Effective Leaders'.
If you are interested in these courses or would like to discuss other issues, please click here.
Testimonials from employees who attended our Stress Awareness Workshop;
Personal & Relationship Counselling
36 Looe Street
Plymouth PL4 0EB
Tel: 01752 266000
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