Occupational Mental Health Service

What are the benefits?

  • Access to tailored and detailed clinical insight into an employee’s current mental health status.
  • A transparent and outcome-oriented sickness absence management process, in which the employee stays fully involved.
  • Prevent further deterioration of your employee’s mental health.
  • Reduce unnecessary turnover and unemployment.
  • Reduce escalating financial and health costs (to your organisation and employee).
  • Challenge perceived stigma around accessing mental health services which can be a further barrier to people pro-actively seeking support.

Acknowledging this, and offering a pro-active service to our clients is paramount in assisting your management and employees in the future. As well as affecting employees’ quality of life and overall productivity, mental disorders are among the most prevalent causes of sickness absence and work disability, and can lead to increased turnover and unemployment.

In partnership with Spectrum Mental Health, we are now offering an Occupational Mental Health Assessment Service which will bring a greater level of clinical understanding and guidance into individual and work-place support. Our service enables your existing Occupational Health professional to offer clear and transparent recommendations to you, signpost your employees directly into this service, which in turn can bolster your ability and confidence in addressing mental health related absences.

What is the new service?

  • In–depth clinical assessment which provides reliable and valid clinical insight into an employee’s mental health status
  • Clinical guidance on appropriate psychological intervention
  • Tailored recommendations for organisational support to engage the employee in returning to work

Who is it suitable for?

  • Cases where an employee is presenting with repeated and longer-term episodes of sickness absence and may be experiencing mild to severe mental health presentations. These may include depression, anxiety, complicated grief, trauma related stress reactions, phobias, agoraphobia and manic depression.

Your OH team will be able to recommend and signpost into the Occupational Mental Health service as and when they believe an employee would benefit from this. As always, early intervention is key to identifying issues, returning to work and case closure.

The Occupational Mental Health services offers three different assessment options to ensure your employee is getting the best care and support they need. Your OH professional can advise on which is most suitable for the particular case. Should you require immediate and once off treatment there is the ability to utilise the once-off assessment. Below is a breakdown of what is included in each assessment:

Occupational Mental Health Service

 

Both the Brief Consultation and Psychological Treatment are initial once-off appointments. Therefore, once the employee attends their assessment, a report will be issued via your designated OH Professional within three working days. The Complex Clinical Assessment includes three appointments over a two week period, and follow-up reporting within three to eight working days. Depending on the complexity of the case, the report issued through your OH Professional will be either a brief overview or more detailed clinical picture of:

  • The presenting problem (level of distress, impairment of functioning – the impact on work and daily activities)
  • Clear recommendations for strategies towards symptom improvement using the employee’s own strengths and resources where possible
  • In the case that they may benefit from further psychological input, clear and tailored sign-posting regarding psychiatric care or talking therapy

All Our Services

Early Intervention

Early intervention on sickness absence is key in supporting employees back to work quickly and safely, ensuring the best outcome for both the employee and the employer.

Early Intervention

Health Assessments

We offer a range of health assessments to fit your requirements,from health screenings to sickness absence assessments.

Health Assessments

Active Case Management

Driven by our Case Managers, who are occupational health nurses and physiotherapists with a special interest in rehabilitation, our Active Case Management focuses on early intervention.

Active Case Management

Integrated Health

We work with our clients nationwide to deliver integrated occupational health solutions, incorporating wellness, health and safety.

Integrated Health

Occupational Mental Health Service

As well as affecting employees’ quality of life and productivity, mental ill health is among the most prevalent causes of sickness absence and decreased performance and can lead to high turnover and unemployment.

Occupational Mental Health Service

Chief Medical Officer

The needs of the workplace and our clients has evolved in the past eighteen months due to Covid and we are committed to supporting that change with new occupational health offerings unique to the Irish market.

Chief Medical Officer

Specialist Areas

For workers in sectors with specific requirements, we offer a range of dedicated assessments and screenings, in line with industry guidelines and regulations.

Specialist Areas

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Our customer relationship team is always available to discuss how we can help your organisation manage the health of your workforce.

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