Relate In The Workplace
Relate is committed to delivering professional and confidential services and a diverse portfolio of training to support the varied needs of professionals and individuals within the corporate, public and voluntary sectors.
Drawing on over 70 years of relationship expertise our services can add significant value to businesses by developing and supporting your people and helping them reach their full potential.
Why an Employee Assist Service?
The health of any business relies on the performance of its employees. If poor health and high sickness absence levels are a problem within the organisation, it will inevitably affect the organisations performance.
A responsible employer simply cannot afford to sit back and let things get out of hand. They need to meet the challenge by dealing with excessive and long-term causes of stress.
That’s why our Employee Assistance Service can really help your organisation. Not only does it add value to your employment package and show you take health and safety legislation very seriously, but by showing you care about your employees’ general wellbeing, it can have a positive impact on productivity and employee retention, as well as reducing absenteeism.
What is Relates Employee Assist Service?
Our Employee Assist Service is a confidential one to one counselling service delivered by an experienced and professionally qualified counsellor.
The service has been developed and designed to support the physical, emotional and psychological well-being of the organisation’s employees.
We provide short term counselling, usually up to 6 sessions, which is designed to work through the employees work-related issues.
The counselling session can be delivered face-to-face, by telephone or Skype for up to one hour.
We can also provide management information you need to identify trends within your workforce.
How does the service work?
Following an initial assessment session we will agree the best way forward. One session may be enough, or it may be appropriate for the employee to have on-going sessions.
Employees are able to access this service during their normal working day and do not need to mention where they are going, just that they have a clinic appointment.
Relate Bedfordshire and Luton follow confidential guidelines and at no time would we ever exchange personal details of the individuals accessing the service.
If you are an employer and would like to discuss this service for your organisation, please call Angela Foll, Chief Executive Officer, on 01234 400730 or click here to email.
Staff are often faced with heavy emotional demands on a daily basis, it is therefore important that employers ensure processes and structures are in place to support the psychological health and wellbeing of their staff. Supervision is one such process. Relate can offer supervision in your workplace for staff and managers.
Supervision sessions can be tailored to the specific needs of staff and will offer a reflective working space and time to discuss techniques that might help supervisees cope with a range of issues.
One to One Supervision
Supervision enables a process of self-care, emotional well-being and personal and professional development.
It provides a safe, ethical and confidential environment in which staff can explore their concerns and find new ways of dealing with difficult and challenging circumstances as well as positively reinforcing good practice and proactive problem solving.
Relate Supervisors are professionally qualified and have completed the Relate qualification in relationship counselling, a minimum of two years’ experience of systemic theory and clinical practice of working with adults, children, young people and/or families and have completed the Relate Supervisor training or equivalent.
The supervisory relationship does share many similarities with counselling. It is confidential, has clearly defined time boundaries and works on social-emotional issues in order to make the individual more effective in everyday life.
Peer Support Groups
Relate can also facilitate peer support groups which can provide a sounding board for individuals to voice their distress and relieve work-related stress.
The function of such a group is to allow its members to discharge feelings and be listened to sensitively and discuss strategies for dealing with current dilemmas.
There is a growing body of research evidence which indicates the efficacy of such groups as a vehicle for combating staff stress and burn out.
If you would like to discuss having a Relate Bedfordshire and Luton Supervisor in your workplace on a one off or regular basis, please call Angela Foll, Chief Executive Officer, on 01234 400730 or click here to email.
We have extended our package of support to companies, public bodies and other organisations. Our bespoke programme will help individual managers and employees identify and manage stress in the workplace.
Following the training employers will be confident to review and if appropriate, adopt new policies and measures to prevent stress among their workforce.
Latest estimates from the Health & Safety Executive’s Labour Force Survey show that:
- The total number of cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2014/15 was 440,000, a rate of 1,380 per 100,000 workers.
- The number of new cases was 234,000, a rate of 740 per 100,000 workers.
- The total number of working days lost due to stress in 2014/15 was 9.9 million days – an average of 23 days lost per case.
- In 2014/15, stress accounted for 40% of all work- related ill-health cases.
“Statistics show that stress is more prevalent in public service industries, such as education, health and social care,” says Relate Bedfordshire and Luton Training Manager Yasmin Ali. “But stress is a factor across all employment and can cause debilitating conditions among individuals as well as disruption and short-term or long-term loss of expertise among employing organisations. The main work factors cited by respondents that have caused their work-related stress, depression or anxiety are workload pressures, including tight deadlines, excessive responsibility and lack of managerial support.”
Relate Bedfordshire and Luton’s new stress prevention package provides workshops for discussion with managers and employees. Cost of the half-day (three-hour) workshops are £450 and are suitable for up to 12 people. Managers and employees can book separate workshops or both managers and employee representatives can attend a workshop together.
Our workshops can be combined with our Employee Assist Service which offers individual counselling for employees. A package of two half-day workshops and 18 hours’ individual counselling is available to businesses at a special rate of £1,500.
Individuals can book one-to-one counselling without the employer’s involvement at a cost of £48 per hourly session.
To find out more call our training team on 01234 342503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Understanding and developing strong working relationships and effective communication skills are essential for effective performance.
Our relationship-based training courses can improve the performance of your employees and your business
Our courses cover a range of themes and can be tailored to your organisation's requirements. We can work with you to design bespoke training packages, taking your workplace's practices and policies into account. Our courses are delivered by experienced trainers, ensuring high quality results.
If you would like to have a Relate course delivered to your organisation or are interested in attending a course, call our training team on 01234 342503 or click here to email.
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