Healthy work environments have been proven to enhance performance and productivity, minimise tension and conflicts, reduce absence rates and allow your business to attract and retain the very best talent.
So, not only does having a healthy workforce make good business sense, there is also a legal imperative for an employer to reduce the risk of harm to their employees to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP). That is why it is imperative to have your psychosocial risk assessment in place.
Risks to mental health, caused by psychosocial hazards, are generally related to six areas which can lead to damaging outcomes if not managed appropriately: demands, control, support, relationships, role and change.
It is important to be guided by competent advice when you are addressing psychosocial risk, as some workers may be more likely to be exposed than others, which can be amplified by other issues they have outside of work.
Before our clients approached us, they all knew that they had to address mental health within their workplace, but few knew how to do it. That is where we help, and partner with them on every step of the journey.
We help our clients define what they want to do with a vision & mission. Then we measure where they are now, before mapping out where they want to go. Finally, we work with them to create objectives that let them know their progress, and also when they arrive at their final destination.
If that all sounds simple, that's because it is (especially when you are being supported by industry professionals). The one part that everything hinges upon is your psychosocial risk assessment, and it is within this document that you will be able to bring the most amount of benefit to your business and workforce by ensuring your resources are targeted in the right areas.
Let's not forget, in the UK alone during the 2021/2022 period, the Health and Safety Executive reported that there were 17 million lost work days due to stress, depression and anxiety. This is a business critical subject.
Why choose us?
This is a common question that all mental health providers are asked, and one that we welcome. The simple answer is competence. All of our mental health & wellbeing services are lead by our own in-house full time clinical psychologist. Why did we invest so heavily in retaining an inhouse expert?
We recognise how important mental & wellbeing is. The uncomfortable truth is that suicide is the biggest killer of males in the UK under the age of 45. This is not a subject that should be left to HSE or HR generalists, this is a medical discipline that needs to be tackled by experts in that field.
This means your organisation can have complete peace of mind that, not only are you doing the right thing in terms of your legal compliance and commercial relevance, but that you have a competent medical expert who is ensuring that your company's actions are commensurate to the risk.
To make your free no-obligation appointment with our Director of Clinical Psychology, follow the 'Contact' tab above. If you choose to visit our office in Aberdeen then you can also benefit from a tour our private clinic, or we would by happy to travel (internationally) to your offices and/ or worksite.
What follows are a description of some of our services (not exhaustive):
- The creation of a cohesive and effective mental health and wellbeing strategy that involves all stakeholders (including the workforce) that is driven by risk assessment, that encourages a working environment that recognises and embraces mental health as part of whole person health.
- We work with a team of mental health professionals who are all either clinically trained or qualified through the Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA). These personnel visit onshore or offshore worksites to ensure a workforce has regular access to a competent professional.
- We design and deliver workforce training, including mental health first aid. This includes bespoke training for both management and leadership functions. This tiered tactical approach to training ensures that the right level of knowledge is landed with the job functions that need it the most.
- Working with a client to design fundamental systemic changes within their management system to ensure the elimination of any unnecessary psychosocial hazards within the organisations job design. This generally results in a more efficient management with excess 'noise' removed.