The financial and social costs of employee absences due to mental health problems are increasing exponentially. A study carried out in 2003 by the Centre for Mental Health calculated that these costs amounted to £77.4 billion. Updated figures for the 2009 and 2010 financial year indicate that this figure has risen to £105.2 billion.

The most common mental health problems in the workplace are:

Early recognition of problems within the workplace is the key to preventing absenteeism and presenteeism (employees that are present at work but are performing below the expected standard). Identifying issues before an absence occurs or intervening immediately will prevent long term problems and associated loss of productivity.

Running an organisation can be stressful at the best of times; we know what it’s like to juggle competing priorities; maintaining a home life balance whilst running a business can be a balancing act, and at times there can be the added stress of work place conflict and other issues, which may compromise the targets you want to achieve. Our experience of supporting staff within the corporate world has revealed the following reasons for staff sickness and staff leaving:

  • Lack of job security (following the rise of zero hour contracts)
  • Ineffective support from line management
  • Lack of continued professional development

Elite Psychology value all employers and employees and endeavour to deliver the most effective interventions to retain your workforce. Our team has vast experience in increasing productivity in the work place and maintaining a cost effective workforce. We can provide a range of services to help meet your organisational needs:

  • Consult on key aspects of workforce planning to ensure it is integrated into your organisational strategy and planning
  • Offer confidential staff support (one to one)
  • Deliver bespoke training (health and wellbeing workshops)
  • Appraise staff impartially and independently
  • Deliver individual and organisational strategies for reducing stress
  • Identify useful resources for employer and employee development
  • Person centred assessments
  • Devise workplace strain audits
  • Facilitate return to work plans
  • Advise workplace adjustments
  • Offer mediation skills
  • Provide step by step conflict resolution support
  • Consult on when to consider mediation

If you would like to find out more about our corporate services please call us on 020 3815 7935 or complete the online contact form.