Small Steps Counselling Service Mental Health in the Workplace

Look after the wellbeing of your employees – and they will look after you!

Almost 1 in 7 people in the workplace have a mental health illness and research tells us that approximately 12% of sickness absence can be attributed to mental health conditions.    

However, there is a culture of fear in employees being open and honest about their emotional wellbeing to their employer when asked.

In the workplace, perhaps more than in any other place, mental health is still deemed to be a stigma in spite of the increasing demands placed upon us in day to day life.

As an employer, absence due to mental health in the workplace will be  having a financial impact  – and a detrimental impact on the remaining staff members.

By providing individual counselling sessions for your staff, not only are you providing an environment of care and compassion but you may well see attendance improving, along with production.

Implementing strategies such as recognition and reward at work; involving employees where appropriate and providing good career progression will help to encourage an environment of well being.  However, should a little more be needed, talking therapy can be really useful.

Contact Colette at Small Steps Counselling Service today to enquire about the half day and full day packages available.

Mental Health at Work
  • “I didn’t think I needed a counsellor and only went because my wife insisted. However, during our sessions, I began to see things differently and my  own self-confidence increased and my stress reduced. I thought there would be shame in needing to see a counsellor but I have learnt there is no shame in it, sometimes we just need someone who doesn’t know us who will listen!”

     
  • “We went to see Colette due to some problems in our marriage. We had a combination of sessions together and individual sessions, we only needed 6 sessions in the end. Colette taught us how to communicate more effectively with each other and to trust to each other.”

     
  • “Colette was recommended to me by a friend, I went to see her because I was suffering with high anxiety levels. I cried a lot in our sessions but we also laughed a lot, I didn’t feel judged by Colette. I’m now more confident and positive about life. I am now working full time – something I thought would never happen. My anxiety no longer controls me – I control it.”

     
  • “I went to see Colette because I was suffering from depression and was feeling suicidal. I was often tearful during sessions with Colette but felt I could talk openly about my depression and over a period of time, began to reframe my thoughts to become more positive. I still feel low from time to time but feel I now have the tools to manage this better.”

     
Mental Health at Work