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Managing stress & tackling change during Covid-19

The Coronavirus outbreak has had an unprecedented impact on all forms of business. Teams have been fragmented and might be struggling to work from home. Routines are difficult to maintain. Employees could be worried about how to juggle work and childcare. And, the threat of job losses and financial strain is very real for many people. This loss of structure and control could make managing stress increasingly difficult.

Do you have the tools or plans in place to help your team find their way through this crisis?

Can your organisation offer the wellbeing support needed to keep your employees safe, healthy and productive during lockdown?

If not, I can help.

The impact of Coronavirus on work related stress

Some symptoms of work related stress might become obvious in certain members of your team, but others may be suffering in silence as they struggle to cope.  It’s important to look out for the following signs:

  • Increased levels of anxiety, negativity or resistance to change
  • Increased presenteeism
  • Anxiety about money and organisational stability
  • Frustration or anger
  • Communication breakdown
  • Insomnia
  • Technology phobia
  • Fear of failure
  • Low mood or depression
  • Feeling overwhelmed

Support for managing stress and dealing with change

I am an Associate member of ISMA (International Stress Management Association) with many years of stress consultancy and counselling experience. I can work with you or your team on any of the following aspects of change management, personal wellbeing and communication skills.

  • Understanding the impact of Covid-19
  • Effective team communication, especially when working remotely
  • How to recognise the symptoms of stress
  • Supporting staff welfare
  • 1-2-1 stress counselling for individual employees
  • Positive change management
  • Employee resilience
  • Managing absenteeism and presenteeism
  • Planning for the future

Read more about My Approach and Experience here.

It’s time to pull together

During this difficult, stressful and unprecedented time I will continue to offer work related stress consultancy by phone or video (Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp or Zoom).  I can adapt my training services to suit the specific issues facing your organisation right now and be a useful point of referral if you want to offer a 1-2-1 stress counselling option for any of your team.

Talking is the best thing you can do right now. So please, let’s chat. Together we can find a way to get your people through this crisis – get in touch today.