Welfare organisation shines a spotlight on mental health in workplaces across Redditch - The Redditch Standard

Welfare organisation shines a spotlight on mental health in workplaces across Redditch

Redditch Editorial 19th Sep, 2022 Updated: 20th Sep, 2022   0

THE LISTENING Centre is celebrating its 20th anniversary by working with West Midlands Ambulance Service to shine a spotlight on mental health in workplaces across Redditch.

The business provides a suite of welfare services to companies in the Midlands.

As part of its anniversary celebrations, The Listening Centre has created a video with ambulance staff to show how vital it is to focus on health and wellbeing at work.

Sharon McCormick, founder of The Listening Centre, said: “We are a person-centred business and genuinely care about every individual we support – we want to work with progressive companies that really value their workforce.”

The Listening Centre has counsellors across the Midlands, including in Redditch.

Sharon added: “When I started the business my aim was to help people that were experiencing distress at work,” said Sharon.

“We know that the effects of distressed employees in the workplace are highly damaging and far-reaching, from poor productivity and low morale to sickness, absence and high turnover.

“Having served in HM Forces, and then HR whilst undertaking counselling training, I’ve acquired a broad spectrum of skills and insights into how to help organisations and employees flourish. My first customer – a district council, has been with me ever since and over the years our reputation has spread to the point where we now work with a wide variety of companies of various sizes and industries, from a small charity to NHS Trusts.

“Understandably, people find it hard to talk about mental health issues, but the impact that the pandemic has had is shifting society’s awareness and openness to focus on these problems. Now more people recognise the value and benefit in exploring issues they may have with a qualified professional, which is well evidenced in the feedback we receive from employees who access our services.”

For more information visit http://thelisteningcentre.co.uk

Email: [email protected] or call 01543 300068.

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