Because staff approach challenging circumstances with varying degrees of success due to their personality, coping mechanisms and current demands, there will be a bell-curve of response within organisations to COVID-19.
Some will be ok, some not ok, and some very not ok.
Relying on them to put their hand up to ask for emotional support is naïve at best and denies the fact that most people will struggle on to say “they’re ok” until they’re not.
In a high-risk environment, we need to provide high-touch, not only to keep them positive but also productive under circumstances never experienced before.
Construction Advisor is now providing online coaching/counselling services by qualified therapists at affordable rates.
Sessions can be scheduled to suit individual timetables and are at aimed providing comprehensive knowledge, proven techniques and a sounding board to help employees maintain emotional equilibrium in the foreseeable future.
Whilst the maintenance of physical health is paramount at present, we must also ensure that people’s emotional health is addressed and such an “essential service” made available.