‘Work-related stress’ is a common phrase in the modern workplace. It is used to describe a range of situations from normal and mild anger or upset to sustained anxiety and depression. To greatly varying degrees, any level of stress can have an adverse affect on an employee’s ability to function effectively both at work and at home.
Conflict in the workplace and employee absence can arise from both ends of the stress spectrum. However, employees and employers, along with the employee’s doctor often do not have a comprehensive picture of:
- What is causing, and importantly, prolonging a problem How severe the problem is, and
- What needs to be done to rectify this problem?
Without an understanding of these factors you can only treat the symptoms and not the cause. This means that rather than eradicating the problem, you simply try to cope with it. Often, this means that you inadvertently prolong the issue.
The Jelf Group has vast consultative experience, helping businesses understand, prevent and manage work related stress and related absence. When you combine this experience with the skills of an expert in the field of psychological and orthopaedic treatments, you can be confident that employment—related psychological and chronic pain health difficulties faced by your business can be identified, understood and where possible rectified or eradicated.
That is why the Jelf Group works closely with Hugh Koch Associates, a leading independent provider of psychological and orthopaedic assessments and treatment throughout the UK. They run monthly clinics in 64 locations and have extensive experience in producing robust reports to assist with the consideration of claims and/or an employee’s ability to stay in work and function effectively.
They-also provide-a-brief-psychological-intervention and-therapy-with-access-to-a-national-network-of-trained cognitive-behavioural therapists, experienced in treating both post-event stress and work-related difficulties and absence.
‘Work-related stress’ will continue to be problematic due to its range of severity and its breadth of causative and maintaining factors. However, we believe we provide one of the most comprehensive propositions for helping businesses keep their workforce happy, healthy and in work. And where problems with stress do arise, the joint expertise of the Jelf Group and Hugh Koch Associates can provide prompt, accurate diagnosis and treatment.