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Support for the Workplace

Supporting businesses, organisations and the education sector

Anxiety at work

The workplace can be a very stressful environment even for those who do not have anxiety; for those that do, it can be unbearable and have a huge impact on day-to-day life. Working gives us purpose, routine and a support network of colleagues; all of which can be helpful when dealing with anxiety. However, it is sometimes the case that anxiety holds us back from performing to the best of our abilities. Although it may be difficult, it is recommended to talk to someone at work about how you are feeling. Whether this is your line manager or someone in human resources – if they don’t know how can they help support you? Most people have some experience of anxiety, you may be surprised at how supportive your workplace can be.

Workplace mental health

In 2019/20, an estimated 828,000 workers were affected by work-related stress, depression or anxiety, accounting for 51% of all work-related ill health and 55% of all days lost due to work-related ill-health. As an employer, it’s not just the financial cost to your business that you need to consider, but the impact on your employees and their perception of you as an employer. As a good employer, you’ll want to invest in your staff. Creating a mentally healthy workplace improves productivity, increases profit and brings out the best in everyone. People living with mental health difficulties can and do work and, supporting them can save you significant costs in terms of staff turnover, under-performance and untapped potential.

Workplace membership

Invest in a package of support for your employees through our Workplace Membership scheme which offers the following:

  • Access to reduced cost therapies
  • Subscription to Anxious Times magazine
  • Access to our Members area and other free online resources
  • Access to our exclusive Members Only online message boards
  • Free copy of Understanding Anxiety booklet/Caregivers Guide
  • 25% discount on purchases of Kalms Lavender One-A-Day Capsules made via Kalms. (This discount is exclusively for Anxiety UK members.)
  • 10% off a Listening Books membership usually costs between £20 to £45 per year
  • Access to the online cCBT programme Beating The Blues
  • 25% discount on Remy Sleep weighted blankets
  • 25% discount on The Mood Club cards for me range
1-49 employees £38 per head
50-100 employees £32 per head
100-500 employees £30 per head
500 employees or more £27 per head
Workplace membership also includes access to a discounted half-day training session designed to help your employees to recognise the signs and symptoms of stress, anxiety and anxiety-based depression, as well as showing them how to get the best out of their Anxiety UK membership. For more information, please contact [email protected], call 0161 989 1606, or fill in the form link here.

Individual staff support

This package of support is available for individual staff (funded by the employing organisation) and provides access to a wellbeing assessment, a year’s membership and 6 sessions of therapy.
Wellbeing assessment AUK shall perform a telephone and/or online virtual Client-centred wellbeing assessment of the beneficiaries in order to make a recommendation for appropriate treatment or support. This will also include a 1-year subscription to AUK membership. £260
Therapy sessions Following the wellbeing assessment, if deemed appropriate, AUK can provide the access to up to 6 sessions of therapy support through the charity’s Approved Therapist network (with the option of top up sessions at £90 each). Therapies available include: CBT, Counselling, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Clinical Hypnotherapy and EMDR. £540
(£90 per session x6)
TOTAL £800

For more information, please contact [email protected], call 0161 989 1606, or fill in the form link here.

Workplace support groups & courses

Peer-led support groups

Support groups provide people with a safe space and an opportunity to explore with others experiencing similar thoughts and worries, ways to manage and deal with anxiety, stress and/or anxiety-based depression. Our groups are facilitated by an experienced Anxiety UK group facilitator. If you would like to fund a staff member to join one of our support groups we can arrange a unique code for them to access the group.

Therapist-led anxiety management courses

Courses are facilitated by an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist who leads the group sessions which are designed to help support people and provide tools, tips and techniques to help manage their anxiety. Interventions covered in the courses are based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). We are able to put on  a course specifically for a group of your staff members or if you would like to fund a staff member to join our course we can arrange a unique code for them to access the group.

For more information, please contact [email protected], call 0161 989 1606, or fill in the form link here.

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