Sick note or no sick note? That is the question
When anxiety and stress develop, doctors often prescribe ‘time off sick’…
Is this the correct and best course of action?
Why do we, as an organisation, have a ‘stay in work/go back to work’ policy?
Most people believe that the antidote to stress and anxiety is rest and relaxation… they are so, so WRONG.
I won’t go into the full workings of why the brain responds in this way because it would take too long here but suffice it to say that the last thing a stress or anxiety sufferer needs is ‘time out’.
The brain and body are very resilient and it’s very easy for both sufferers and medics to misunderstand the true nature of stress and anxiety related conditions and believe that rest, relaxation, time out, meditation, mindfulness and all of the other ‘mind emptying’ tactics might offer curative results… again… WRONG.
Stress and anxiety aren’t what you might think or have been led to believe.
Stress and anxiety aren’t about a lack of resilience or ‘weakness’, they are about inappropriate responses to work and life pressure. This is why some people SEEM more resilient… they are no stronger than the next man… they are just programmed to respond differently.
The last person a stress and anxiety sufferer needs is ‘time off’… it is easier and far more appropriate to overcome these disorders whilst maintaining normality; whether that means continuing as you are at home or at work is irrelevant, whatever you were doing at the time of developing the condition and whatever you were doing previously mustn’t stop. Continuity is vital.
How can that work?
All of our solutions have a strict policy of maintaining normal life practices and behaviours with a structured and simple process bolted on that directly addresses the true cause of these conditions whilst also dealing with the catalysts.
Over the last, nearly, 20 years, we have developed simple to access programmes and resources, support and reassurance which allow a sufferer to quickly address and overcome the issues they are experiencing whilst affecting their daily home and work routines very little.
Our online and printed resources are available to access wherever you are… desktop, mobile and tablet enabled resources that make support, guidance and ‘first aid’ help immediate.
Direct access to guidance and support at home or at work… anonymously
Our resources are accessible from work and home and are completely anonymous meaning that a person can be using them without their family or employer even being aware that they have a problem.
We can even train in-house staff members to be practitioners, coaches or the go-to ‘stress and anxiety’ gurus should someone need that face-to-face support.
Reduced absenteeism, reduced risk of litigation, increased staff moral
Reduced absenteeism means reduced costs, no need to hire agency staff, reduced chance of litigation and increased moral across all your staff… a happier workforce all round.
Direct Coaching to anyone who needs it
We provide direct support through our qualified specialists by phone and email but also through Workshops, Residential Retreats and Corporate Training. In addition, we can train your staff as Stress and Anxiety Recovery Practitioners with a professional NCFE Level 4 diploma.
No more 6 session structures, no more claims, no more ‘black marks’ on your employment records… just fast and clear advice focused on recovery… speedy recovery.
NHS specified trials
Our programmes have been tested and produce an average anxiety reduction of GAD7 18.24 to 2.84… that’s chronic to fully recovered in the average case.
What we do changes lives but also creates a happier, mor resourceful, focused, productive and fulfilled workforce.
We have corporate, IAPT and formatted programmes ready to go right now.
Contact us to discover more.
0800 069 9898