Whether you run or work in a large organisation spanning multiple countries and many offices or you are part of a business with a small team mental health is critical. It plays a major role in making sure staff are healthy and happy but also in productivity, working relationships, staff turnover, sick days and more. We offer corporate counselling and therapy services for businesses and their staff covering a wide range of issues from depression and anxiety to managing stress, relationships and confidence issues.
EAP – Employee Assistance Programme
EAPs are offered by many larger organisation to assist and support staff during challenging times be that work related or personal issues. We are able to work with existing EAP programmes to supply therapy and counselling services. Employee Assistance Programmes can have many levels from internal HR support, annual mental health reviews and discussions to specific personal help.
Therapy and Counselling Services for Businesses
Our workplace counselling and other services do not have to be part of an EAP. We are able to offer bespoke help to any organisation whether it is to help and support single staff members or to roll out more general support for teams and departments through individual or group sessions. Our highly experienced practitioners are on hand to deliver first class support for staff ranging from entry level team members to board level support.
What is Corporate Counselling?
Corporate counselling and therapy can take many forms but is generally a process by which employees are able to access mental health services from CBT and bereavement counselling to executive coaching and much more. It can be a very important part of the overall well being processes for a business with many benefits to staff and the organisation as a whole. Read about corporate counselling here.
Bereavement can have a huge impact on the emotional and psychological well-being of a person. The death of a loved one – whether a parent, a partner or, unthinkably, a child – is an experience no one can be fully prepared to deal with. However, alongside this, it is something we will all experience at some point in our lives – grief through bereavement, which is the universal leveller. The feelings associated with grief are similar to the feelings of depression, and it can make continuing with normal tasks, such as going to work, a huge struggle.
Mental Health at Work and Covid-19
While there are a wide range of mental health issues people can have to deal with at home and at work there is no doubt the current pandemic is causing added pressure and causing a number of issues like anxiety in people who had not previously suffered. Giving the correct level of support during the Covid-19 pandemic is a very important factor for employers. It is as important for staff working at home or in the office, or in any other capacity. Our team can offer support specifically based around concerns, issues and problems associated with the Coronavirus outbreak.
Common Corporate Mental Health Issues
The modern workplace can be a very stressful place. Sales targets, revenue goals, working relationships with other team members and workload can all be factors that cause a range of issues. Stress is common, but stress can often lead to other issues including depression and anxiety. The pressure to achieve on a personal level and dealing with promotion related concerns can also play a very big role in the mental health of anyone in the organisation. Businesses must also be aware of personal issues around money and relationships, family deaths and more, while they may not be a business or work issue they can have a huge impact on the individual and the business as a result. Counselling for business is becoming more and more common and for good reason.
Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, anger issues, addiction and obsessive behaviours are all common in the workplace and can all have a serious impact on individuals, people who work alongside them and the business as a whole. We are able to offer corporate counselling and therapy services to business to allow them to support their staff and help improve their mental health as well as deal with crisis issues.
Why is Staff Mental Health Important?
Companies are far more reliant on the mental wellbeing of their staff than many realise. When a member of a team is in crisis or suffering long term chronic issues like anxiety it can have a profound impact on the business. The individual’s performance will be impaired, they may avoid certain situations like a sales pitch when they would otherwise have won the business. Depression, for example, can lead to long periods off work, it may prevent some team members working together in a productive way and so damaging productivity in the organisation. Often mental health issues can lead to other behaviours, anger issues in the workplace can not only affect the individual suffering but also those around them which in turn can lead to other mental health issues.
Corporate mental health is as, if not more, important than physical health when it comes to looking after staff and running a functioning business. We offer workplace and employee counselling services as well as more in-depth services around psychotherapy.
Making your team and organisation aware there is mental health support is a very positive thing for any business to do. To discuss our services more and how we can help your business function, grow and be more productive please get in touch to book an initial high level consultation.
We have practices in Lewes and Hove and have clients from right across Sussex as well as London and further afield. To find out about the help Brighton & Hove Psychotherapy can offer get in touch with us today.