Supporting employees with their mental health
We provide a comprehensive range of Psychology and Counselling services to help your employees maintain good mental health and overcome mental health challenges.
With a nationwide network of over 4000 carefully selected clinicians and therapists, we provide a full range of solutions to support mental well-being, including preventative measures, early identification, a variety of rehabilitation options, and relapse prevention. We aim to help your employees enjoy good mental health, whilst building resilience.
How we develop Mental Health treatment programmes.
Our mental health clinicians will provide comprehensive assessments for employees experiencing issues with their mental health. There may be particular problems they are having in their work environment or obstacles preventing a return to work. In all cases, our reports will contain recommendations and guidance on how your business can best support an employee alongside;
- Collation of self-reporting measures
- Any influencing factors
- A thorough risk assessment
- Treatment recommendations
Therapies that we may recommend
Our Psychology and Counselling services provide your employees with access to a range of evidence-based treatments, all of which focus on a return to work. These include;
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
A type of talk therapy that helps people identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviours. In occupational health, CBT can be a valuable tool for employees struggling with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and stress.
CBT can help employees to manage their symptoms and improve their overall well-being, allowing them to return to work more effectively. This can also help to;
- Reduce absenteeism
- Increase productivity
- Boost morale
- Prevent burnout
- Increase resilience
- Improve overall quality of life.
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
A short-term, evidence-based psychotherapy that can effectively improve mental health and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. In the context of occupational health, IPT can help employees by addressing workplace stressors and relationship problems that may be affecting their mental health.
IPT can help employees perform better in their jobs and decrease the risk of absenteeism and lost productivity, and focuses on improving work-related behaviour such as;
- Communication skills
- Conflict resolution
- Engaging with support systems
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)
…is a type of psychotherapy that helps individuals process traumatic experiences or other distressing events that may be impacting their current mental health and wellbeing. In the context of Occupational Health, EMDR can help employees who have experienced traumatic or stressful events at work, such as bullying, harassment, or workplace accidents.
The therapy helps individuals process the memories associated with these events, reducing the impact of the trauma on their mental health and improving their ability to function in the workplace. EMDR can help employees to;
- Manage symptoms of stress
- Reduce anxiety
- Recognise and deal with depression
- Avoid burnout
Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT)
This can help Occupational Health by providing a structured, time-limited, and goal-oriented form of psychotherapy. It helps employees manage mental health problems, particularly those related to work.
CAT is designed to help individuals understand and change negative thought patterns, behaviours, and relationship problems. Through self-reflection and exploration, the therapy can help employees develop;
- Coping strategies
- Stress management
- Good mental health practices
Short Term Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy (STPP)
A type of talk therapy that focuses on resolving unconscious conflicts that may contribute to a person's emotional and mental health problems. In the context of Occupational Health, STPP can help employees who are struggling with mental health issues impacting their work performance.
The therapist works with the employee to identify and resolve unconscious conflicts, which can alleviate symptoms and improve the employee's overall mental wellbeing.
This can positively impact the employee's ability to perform their job effectively, reducing the risk of burnout and promoting a healthier work-life balance.
Integrative Psychotherapy / Counselling
A type of psychological therapy that combines elements from different therapeutic approaches and tailors them to meet the specific needs of the individual. It recognises that individuals have their unique set of circumstances and experiences and aims to provide a holistic and flexible approach to treatment.
In terms of Occupational Health, Integrative Psychotherapy can help employees experiencing mental health problems, such as stress, anxiety, and depression, which can affect their work performance and ability to function effectively in the workplace.
By addressing the underlying psychological issues, Integrative Psychotherapy can help employees improve their mental well-being, reduce symptoms, and enhance their ability to manage workplace stress and handle workplace challenges effectively.
A type of psychotherapy that focuses on building a therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and the client, where the client feels heard, understood, and valued. The aim of Person-Centred Counselling is to help clients understand and explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a non-judgmental and supportive environment.
In the context of Occupational Health, Person-Centred Counselling can effectively help employees manage and overcome workplace stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues. It helps employees to;
- Build self-awareness.
- Improve resilience.
- Develop coping mechanisms.
- Improve work-life balance.
- Prevent burnout.
Solution Focused Therapy
A type of counselling that focuses on the present and future rather than the past. It is based on the idea that everyone has their own strengths and resources, and individuals can create positive changes in their lives by focusing on these.
In the context of occupational health, Solution Focused Therapy can help employees by encouraging them to identify their goals and work towards positive solutions for any challenges they may be facing in the workplace.
Systemic Family Therapy
A form of psychotherapy that focuses on the relationships between individuals and the system they exist in. In the context of Occupational Health, Systemic Family Therapy can help address issues within the work environment and how they affect the employee's mental health and well-being.
Our therapist works with the employee and, if relevant, their family members or colleagues, to understand the dynamics of their relationships and to develop solutions to any problems.
This approach can be instrumental in addressing stress, burnout, and workplace conflict, which can negatively impact an individual's mental health.
A branch of medicine that deals with diagnosing, treating, and preventing mental illness and emotional disturbances. Our Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialise in treating mental health problems through medication and psychotherapy.
In occupational health, psychiatry can help employees who are experiencing mental health problems affecting their ability to work. By providing a comprehensive assessment, accurate diagnosis, and appropriate treatment, our psychiatric team can help your employees recover and return to work or manage their mental health condition to continue working effectively.
How good mental health empowers your business.
Investing in the mental health of your employees not only benefits them, but it also helps to improve your business’s productivity - and, therefore, success. Good mental health will generally reduce absenteeism, improve overall employee wellbeing, and foster a positive working culture.
Our Clinical Experts discuss the importance of Occupational Psychology and Counselling in the workplace.
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