One-in-five days of employee absence in Ireland is due to workplace stress, anxiety and depression (SAD), according to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
18% of lost productivity days are due to SAD and the average length of absence from it in 2013 is 17 days.
In 2013 alone, about 55,000 workers in Ireland were affected by work-related illness, resulting in a total loss of 790,000 productive days.
Employers body IBEC estimates that absenteeism costs Irish businesses as much as €1.5 billion a year, the equivalent to €818 for each employee.
Among the most commonly reported causes of stress are: no clear job description or chain of command, no reward for doing well, no way to voice complaints, too much responsibility with too little authority and job insecurity.
Why workplace counselling?
Psychotherapy/Counselling deployed in your company is an ideal way to address these underlying issues, freeing up employees to be more present and motivated at work.
Psychotherapy/counselling deals with the roots of stress and anxiety rather than just the symptoms. Providing training days on stress management or a yoga class for your workplace is like a wave on an ocean, it comes and goes but nothing really changes. Psychotherapy/counselling is about looking at the currents that influence the whole ocean, so the whole company moves forward.
Employees see counselling/psychotherapy as the key provision for employee wellbeing. 76% of Dublin workers feel there is a need for counselling in the workplace. (Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, IACP, survey 2013)
Workplace mental health Dublin
Either on site or externally, I can provide cost effective counselling to both staff and management in the Dublin area.
For a wider description of the psychological services that I can offer to assist your workplace wellness, please see https://thomaslarkin.ie/corporate-counselling-dublin/
Or call me today to see how psychotherapy/counselling can work for your business.