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Occupational Health

Psychological approaches to understanding, preventing, and resolving psychological issues within a work context can help you to keep your employees at work, and speed up their return if they are off sick.

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Understanding the Problem

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 2019 concluded that work-related stress is a major cause of occupational ill health, with over eleven million days at work lost per year. Employers have a legal duty to protect their employees from stress at work. The HSE are clear that this must be addressed through undertaking a Stress Risk Assessment and acting upon the findings. In 2018/19 stress, anxiety or depression accounted for 44% of all work-related ill health case, and 54% of all working days lot due to ill health(1).

(1) HSE Work-related stress, anxiety or depression statistics in Great Britain, October 2019

Is it worth it?

There is substantial evidence to show that by taking action to manage the causes of stress in your organisation, you can prevent or reduce the impact of these problems on your workforce and bring about business benefits as a result.

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We can help to build a psychologically resilient workforce.

 

Maggie Cork and Associates Ltd. have extensive experience working with organisations, and individuals, to optimise psychological wellbeing and thereby enhance performance at work.  Our occupational health services draw upon a substantial body of knowledge in applied psychology and a strong evidence base.

Work related stress is a significant factor in poor performance, poor productivity, and human error, and is a major cause of sickness absence and high staff turnover. The resultant cost can be exacerbated if the issues are not dealt with early and if preventative strategies are not deployed. We offer a comprehensive and detailed assessment process, followed by an individually tailored therapeutic plan. This process is central to helping employees regain their psychological health and well-being thereby facilitating their return to work.

We can work proactively with you to assist you in developing organisational strategies to assess, diagnose, address, and prevent work-related stress from developing. In addition, we can work with individuals who are experiencing stress and, through evidence-based therapeutic processes, can expedite their return to work.

We also offer a service to established Employee Assistance Programmes; providing expert assessment and brief solution focussed therapeutic interventions; optimising the chances of a supported return to work. We provide full psychological assessment to augment your occupational health service and work in partnership with your organisations occupational health physician, thereby enhancing the services that you can provide.

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