Norwich Union Healthcare welcomes increase in counselling services

Norwich Union Healthcare welcomes increase in counselling services

Norwich Union Healthcare welcomed the announcement made by the Government on Monday to bring forward plans to offer counselling for those facing unemployment, debts and relationship breakdowns due to the current economic climate.

Recent research by Norwich Union Healthcare is association with PPC Worldwide has shown that counselling dramatically increases the likelihood of someone remaining in work and returning following a period of absence. Only 0.5% of employees not working were considering returning at their first session, raising to 8% at their last counselling session with three quarters (74.7%) stating that the sessions had helped them improve their wellbeing.

Alex Marshall, national account manager for Norwich Union Occupational Health also believes that employers are in a great position to offer support: “It is absolutely key that as well as this increase in public services, employers help support employees and dependents through the various life events that they are having to deal with as a direct and / or indirect effect of the current economic climate. Support systems like Employee Assistance Programmes are a simple way to manage mental wellbeing and help employees take preventative action as well as providing advice on a whole host of areas such as financial worries, debt and redundancy.”

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