—Emotional Wellbeing at Work:

Creating a culture of openness, 

compassion and wellbeing in your workplace

 
 

How You Will Benefit From Working With Us:

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    Reduced sickness absence

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    Improved employee retention

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    Improved return to work success

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    Increased employee engagement

Which translates to:

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    Increased employee performance and productivity

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    Reduced costs associated with ill-health and employee turnover

 

What Do We Deliver?

When employees experience stress or mental ill-health, we provide proven, effective services:

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    Counselling

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    Empowerment Coaching

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    Job Retention Case Management

Or we can work with you on an organisational level to develop and strengthen an open and compassionate workplace culture, with all the benefits that brings:

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    Organisational needs analysis

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    Employee wellbeing impact survey

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    Recommendations for organisational change

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    Implementation of innovative, bespoke workplace activities

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    Training and supervision to support the desired cultural change

 

Did You Know ...

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    1 in 6 people of working age will experience symptoms of mental illness at any one time (Office for National Statistics 2009)

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    Two fifths of organisations saw an increase in mental health problems in 2013, compared to one fifth in 2009 (CIPD Absence Management Survey 2013)

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    41% of people report feeling stressed or very stressed by their jobs (Mind Survey 2013)

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    48% of respondents said that being under too much pressure at least once per month makes them feel anxious or depressed. 4% said that excessive pressure enhances their performance, whilst 62% said it reduces it. (CIPD Employee Outlook Survey, 2013)

 

The Culture Of Silence ...

 

Despite recent increases in awareness of mental health issues and availability of information and support, across many UK workplaces employees still do not feel safe to speak up when they are experiencing stress or mental ill health, for fear of negative consequences. 

 
 
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    Only 41% of employees surveyed said they would feel able to talk openly with their manager if suffering from stress (Mind Populus Media Poll 2013)

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    1 in 5 people fear that disclosing stress would put them first in line for redundancy (Mind Survey 2011)

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    70% people said their boss would not help them cope with stress. This is equally true of managers in large firms as of owners of SMEs (Mind 2011)

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    Of surveyed employees who had ever been diagnosed with a mental health condition, fewer than half told their bosses after being diagnosed (Mind Populus Media Poll 2013)

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    44% respondents said that their employer did not promote health and wellbeing (CIPD Employee Outlook Survey 2013)

 

The Culture Of Openness ...

 

Enabling employees to feel that they can raise stress, emotional wellbeing and mental health issues at the earliest stage, requires actively taking steps to address stigma in the workplace and create regular, open, compassionate communication (at all levels). This allows for the early identification of an employee’s needs and appropriate early intervention. 

 
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    Organisations that monitor staff stress levels, will be more likely to identify problems before they escalate (CIPD Head of Public Policy, 2013)

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    Businesses committed to supporting their employees with working life will be more attractive to new employees (Business in the Community 2014)

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    Companies that take a proactive approach to promoting employee wellbeing is seen to reduce staff turnover (Business in the Community 2014)

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    60% of employees surveyed said they’d feel more motivated and more likely to recommend their organisation as a good place to work (Mind Populus Survey 2013)

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    Research has indicated that highly engaged organisations have the potential to reduce staff turnover by 87% (Corporate Leadership Council 2004)

 
 
 

Who Are We?

Liz has accrued a wealth of specialist skills and expertise drawn from over thirty-five years operating in spheres as diverse as business, higher education and healthcare, both in the UK and abroad.

As a nurse and as a teacher, Liz has promoted greater opportunities for adults as well as children with special needs and those in the inner city who have struggled with poor health and hardship.

Her mission is to utilize an open, compassionate approach to help people develop and enhance the quality of their personal and professional lives. Her objective, realized in recent years, is to work both with organisations and individuals, utilizing a bespoke method to enable them to achieve a sustainable sense of life-balance.Liz has a passion to inspire, motivate and educate you to be the best you can in every area of your life.Her goal is to help you to join the dots between your physical and emotional well-being.

Paul is passionate about strengthening the vital relationship between work and emotional wellbeing and has spent ten years supporting clients to gain and retain employment when challenged or disadvantaged by stress or mental ill-health.

Experienced in working with public, private and voluntary sector organisations; Paul utilises a range of approaches to deliver best case outcomes for both employer and employee. Throughout this work Paul brings a clear focus on early intervention to support open communication, reduce absence, facilitate effective return to work plans and preclude the need for clinical involvement.

Following successful delivery of specialist mental health employment support in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and London; Paul now operates as a self-employed consultant, trainer and case worker across Bristol and the South West. 

Why Us?

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    Over 30 years experience in mental ill-health lived experience and professional practice which means that we have greater understanding of the challenges faced

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    Our preventative approaches deliver maximum return on investment

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    Approach is tailored to your organisational needs and complementary to your existing employee support

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    Delivery is focused on the Bristol and South West region

How We Can Help

 
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    Work with your specific organisational aims

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    Develop solutions in response to identified needs

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    Tailored interventions to meet desired outcomes

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    Confidential one-to-one employee services, adhering to best practice frameworks

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    Provide new approaches to creating the desired ‘open’ workplace culture

 
"Thanks To Liz My Passion For Life Is Greater Than I Could Have Ever Imagined"

Six months ago I really did not want to go to work. I felt trapped with nowhere to go. A friend recommended Liz, and now I am about to launch my own business and already planning for the new year, and my passion for life is greater than I could ever have imagined.

Katie Farmer
Corporate Banker
 
"Paul Has Helped Our Staff Enormously"

Paul has helped staff enormously in terms of understanding people with mental health issues and the practical solutions that are available to help them overcome barriers which many be stopping them from taking up or staying in work.

Vikki Walters
JobCentre Plus, Health & Disability Partnership Manager.