The world of work is changing. New technology has opened up new ways of working. In some respects, this has been a positive shift, enabling us to work faster, smarter and with a global reach. But it has also contributed to the establishment of a high pressure, ‘always on’ culture. In the modern workplace, office hours often extend beyond 9-5, blurring the boundaries between our work lives and our personal lives. As a result, today’s workplace culture is often pushing employees towards burnout.
OUR SURVEY SAID
Research commissioned by CABA in 2017 demonstrates the pressure felt by employees:
Consistent pressure to be switched on to work 24 hours a day has a detrimental impact on employee mental wellbeing, which manifests in problems both at work and at home.
Research for our 2017 whitepaper , The importance of holistic health & wellbeing at work, showed that at work, employees struggle to concentrate and maintain productivity.
They tend to take more sick days and are more likely to experience conflict with other colleagues.
At home, people struggle to switch off, relax and unwind. As a result, more and more people are experiencing disrupted sleep, which has its own consequences, both in terms of mental wellbeing and physical health. Relationships with loved ones also suffer, as people struggle to give their full attention to their personal lives.
In response to these new challenges, employee wellbeing is quickly becoming a top priority for employers all over the world. Organisations are beginning to understand the impact of employee wellbeing on productivity, performance and ultimately, profitability.
There is plenty of opportunity to improve wellbeing in the workplace. With the right tools and knowledge, individuals can make changes to achieve a better work-life blend and reduce the impact of normal workplace pressure on their mental wellbeing. But managers and senior leaders also have an important role to play in setting expectations, establishing a healthy workplace culture and providing tools and support to empower staff to take care of their own mental wellbeing.
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Practical tools and advice to help individuals and organisations promote mental wellbeing in the workplace.
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Counselling is a chance for you to talk to someone who will listen without judgement.
Often it’s simply the relief of saying something aloud and not bottling your feelings up that helps you feel better. But talking things through with someone impartial can also help you find new ways to resolve problems.
You might be under pressure or unhappy at work but unsure how to make a change. You might be struggling with the pressure of exams. Or you might have been through a traumatic experience. Sometimes there’s no obvious reason why you feel the way you do. And that’s okay too.
We can arrange for you to work with a professional counsellor face-to-face, over the phone or online. We also work in partnership with Cruse Bereavement Care and Relate to offer specialist counselling support to people who have been affected by bereavement or are struggling with a difficult relationship.
Telephone life coaching is a chance to pause, take a step back and re-assess your goals and priorities.
This can be useful if you’re feeling overwhelmed, indecisive or unsure about what you want from your future. If you’re feeling unsatisfied, or lacking in purpose or direction, life coaching is a chance to work out what you could do differently, and how to do it.
Finding time to reflect on these issues is often the biggest barrier for people who feel something needs to change. Life coaching can give you that physical time and mental space to think clearly and the impetus to take action.
Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to take care of your mental wellbeing and support others to do the same.
You can choose to work directly with our expert trainers in multiple locations across the UK or complete an online course, perfect for those with busy schedules.
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As the charity that supports the wellbeing of the ICAEW chartered accountant community, CABA is committed to working with ICAEW firms, businesses and training providers; supporting them to create open, positive and healthy workplaces in which all individuals are empowered and supported to look after every aspect of their wellbeing.
CABA can support you to develop and implement a holistic employee wellbeing strategy.
Contact us to find out about all the ways we can support you and your family. Wherever you are in the world.
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Strengthen your relationships with family and couples counselling, provided by Relate.
Find a way through the grief of losing a loved one with the support of Cruse Bereavement Care.
If you’re aged 60+ we can introduce you to a befriender who you can chat to on the phone each week.
Develop the skills you need to succeed with CABA’s free courses, workshops and events.
Work with a professional counsellor, over the phone, face to face or online.
Chat online to a friendly counsellor via Kooth, our new service for 2019. Available for people aged 11-25.
Work with a coach to identify your priorities, set new goals and make a plan to achieve them.
Build healthy habits that help you move more, eat well and get the rest you need.
Wherever you are in the world, we’re here to help. See how CABA can support you in your country.
See how our services make a difference to people around the world.
‘I believe in providing staff with the right support and with CABA's services we're creating an environment where everyone can achieve their best and enjoy their work.’
Melody, Regional Human Resources Manager at PKF Francis Clark
‘I was having difficulties with a colleague. She wouldn’t collaborate, would disparage other people to senior staff and was actively bullying another colleague. My coach encouraged me to hit reset on our relationship. The problem isn’t over, but reframing it has really lessened the impact it has on me.’
‘We work in a high-pressure industry and there are plenty of other accountants out there who could use the kind of help that I received from CABA. There are a lot of people experiencing anxiety and depression and I would encourage them to reach out to CABA and access high-quality counselling and support because it can be a complete game-changer.’
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