To the Employer
If you’re a small to medium business owner, you’ll know that managing staff can be the most challenging part of your business. Often business owners (or their managers) don’t have the time or the know-how to support staff when they're having difficulties in the workplace, or when problems in their personal lives are affecting their work performance. At Counselling Resolutions we work with staff individually, or in a group, and offer them education, guidance and support. We teach them the valuable life skills required to effectively manage their mental health and their relationships at work and home.
Employee issues that can be assisted through counselling include but are not limited to:
- Staff conflict/mediation
- Low moral
- Anger management
- Bullying or harassment
- Relationship problems
- Separation & divorce
- Grief and loss
- Anxiety or depression
- Stress management
- Substance mis-use or dependency
- Work/life balance
- Domestic violence
- Poor communication
- Staff absenteeism
- Impact of business restructuring/retrenchment
- Personal and professional development
Counselling support can also be provided to an employee's family members, where problems at home may be impacting on your employee's mental health and wellbeing.
We also provide group sessions (of 2-10 people) where we can assist with workplace challenges that may arise or professional development. These are conducted by a counsellor/group facilitator either on your premises or ours. After initial discussion with management to ascertain goals and budget, the facilitator designs a program to achieve desired outcomes. The group approach is a collaborative process where employees can take ownership of and problem solve any workplace issue with the help of a facilitator. This has a flow on effect of improving staff relationships as they learn to work together. Issues such as conflict resolution/mediation, low moral, workplace grievances, anger management, communication skills, team building, improving office practices, developing positive workplace culture/core values/codes of conduct are all open for discussion.
So be a pro-active employer and give your staff and their family the support they require when they need it most. By providing staff with individual employee assistance counselling when an issue arises, or goal orientated group work as part of their professional development, you’ll be well on your way to having happier, more engaged staff. This ultimately increases the productivity of employees and decreases their absenteeism.
To the Employee
Ask your office manager or human resources department if they offer an employee assistance program for the provision of counselling to staff and their families. If they don't, ask if they would be willing to consider offering such a service, and provide the details of this web page.
Your staff are your best asset. So offer the right support to help them help you.