Redundancy Support Service

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The dictionary defines redundancy as the state of being no longer needed or useful. Looking at this definition and the negative connotations with which it often comes can help us to understand and explore why it can have such devastating effects for some. On the flip side however, redundancy does not have to be limiting. It can be a positive, life-changing event for those who are able to work through the set-backs and find a new way forward.

 

Businesses sometimes have to make difficult decisions. This may because of economics or takeovers. It is never an easy time so it’s important to manage staff wellbeing in what can be life changing circumstances for many. It can create a real crisis of confidence for the people concerned. This is mainly because redundancy can bring a sudden sense of loss in two areas; the practical loss of income and the psychological impact of loss of status, companionship and the mental well-being associated with being fully employed. It can also undermine our sense of self-esteem and bring about a fear of what’s to come in the future.

 

Redundancy, takeovers or TUPE can be managed better with psychological and practical support from Working Minds.

Our approach

Therapy specifically for redundancy is often based on the bereavement model devised in 1969 by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, a Swiss doctor. Her five stages of emotional response to loss – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance – are still commonly used to help people cope with redundancy. Working Minds help support staff through this model as part of recovery and progression.

 

Working Minds offers two types of Redundancy Counselling or advice; the practical type which offers support and signposts a route back to employment, and the traditional type of confidential Counselling which can help address any problems which might stand in the way of you getting onto the path. The latter is the Counselling work that deals with low self-esteem, depression, sudden loss or anxiety; this can be useful to help increase your understanding of the situation and allow a way forward.

 

At Working Minds, we can support you with both aspects to help you come to terms with what has happened, manage any negative thinking or anxiety and gain clarity on what is possible going forward in manageable steps so you can regain control of your outcomes.

 

Redundancy can be devastating without the necessary support to enable people to accept, re-adjust and deal with the emotional and practical aspects that redundancy can bring. Working Minds offers a blended range of support to individuals or groups facing redundancy or are experiencing a period of consultation or find their roles ‘at risk’. This includes in depth one to one Counselling and Cognitive Coaching focusing on psychological support and also practical guidance to help facilitate people into new roles and careers, often in liaison with local recruiters and employers. Working Minds Redundancy Support Service can be an invaluable part of any Employee Assistance Plan offered by Employers or as part of a Severance Support Package during company takeovers or administration.



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What our clients have to say…

Ann B – Business Co-ordinator

I want to thank you for the valuable time you spent with me to achieve my career and life goals. I really appreciate the support and advice you gave me.

Ann B – Business Co-ordinator

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2017-03-02T14:16:26+00:00

Ann B – Business Co-ordinator

I want to thank you for the valuable time you spent with me to achieve my career and life goals. I really appreciate the support and advice you gave me.

Russell W – New Volunteer

Over the course of the sessions I have had with Simon I have gone from someone who probably would not have been able to carry on for much longer the way that I was, to someone that is now looking forward to working and moving on with my life...

Russell W - New Volunteer

5.0
2017-03-02T14:28:32+00:00

Russell W - New Volunteer

Over the course of the sessions I have had with Simon I have gone from someone who probably would not have been able to carry on for much longer the way that I was, to someone that is now looking forward to working and moving on with my life...
5.0
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