Wellbeing Service

Statistics from the year 2014 - 2015 have highlighted that in the UK the total number of working days lost due to stress, depression or anxiety was 9.9 million days. This equated to an average of 23 days lost per case.

Locally, this is no different and in 2015 one of the most common reasons for absence from work was anxiety, stress and depression. Second only to muscular skeletal problems

Presenteeisn, or the recording of individuals staying in work with mental health issues that can affect their work productivity, also has a significant cost implication.

We can therefore evidence that work, health and wellbeing are closely connected, and that managing stress is effective and conducive to aspirations to either work, gain work, or remain in work, all the while fulfilling the evidence that work is good for health.

The wellbeing service is available to work in partnership with individuals and employers to understand daily problems surrounding mental health, and to therefore work collaboratively and creatively to develop strategies to manage this presentation effectively.

This is achieved through the individualised development of practical coping strategies that can be accessed and used on a day to day basis assisting and contributing to employment aspirations or goals. These can include such strategies as:

  • Wellbeing action plans
  • Developing resilience
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Goal setting
  • Problem solving
  • Life skills
  • Recognising and managing emotions