Sunday, 4 March 2012

Well Being In The Workplace

About 500,000 people are believed to be suffering from work-related stress or depression in the UK and they take 6.5 million days off sick every year.  

According to new research by the Health and Safety Executive, nearly 150,000 workers have taken at least a month off sick because of stress-related illness, costing British industry an estimated £370m a year.

The HSE believe that "work-related stress is a huge occupational health problem, inflicting a heavy toll both in terms both of financial cost and human suffering."

Penelope is an experienced teacher and trainer who has delivered workshops in Europe, Australia, India and USA. She has had over 30 years  experience in business as well as the public sector.

She developed  ‘A Quiet Place®’ as a concept, initially for mainstream education in schools, Family Centres and supporting children, families and staff across the U.K. This is now a nationally recognised programme with a very rigorous academic and qualitative evidence base.

Well being in the Workplace programmes developed from this original work in schools and is designed to be educational as well as therapeutic emphasising the rights and responsibilities of  both the employer and the employee in a partnership approach.

The environment both physical and personal is key to A Quiet Place’s programmes. The approach and ethos encourages employees to work to their full potential within the community of work. Staff who are confident and positive think more clearly. A workforce who feel valued and supported by an emotionally intelligent management will work positively and more efficiently thus benefitting the employer at every level.

Bespoke service:
An initial consultation to identify the unique needs of an employer takes place. A plan is made and delivered according to the needs audit and budget of the organisation.  They include such options as:

  • Stress awareness training
  • Communication skills including N.L.P. and basic counselling
  • Self Management bio feedback programmes including HeartMath
  • Staff audit with personal prescriptions
  • Training for in house staff to deliver some programmes and resources
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • U-Yoga– gentle stretching and  breathing exercises for everyone

Penelope Moon
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, BRCP Senior Therapist

For further information  please contact:

A Quiet Place Ltd 
26 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BX
Tel 0151 708 6910, Fax 0151 703 9207

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