In the past eighteen months Cognate Health has seen an evolving landscape of client enquiries through the occupational health service, with seven out of ten cases mental health and stress related.Get in touch
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.
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:
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:
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.
We offer a range of health assessments to fit your requirements,from health screenings to sickness absence assessments.
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.
We work with our clients nationwide to deliver integrated occupational health solutions, incorporating wellness, health and safety.
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.
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.
For workers in sectors with specific requirements, we offer a range of dedicated assessments and screenings, in line with industry guidelines and regulations.
Our customer relationship team is always available to discuss how we can help your organisation manage the health of your workforce.