Coronavirus is an unprecedented situation, and most of us will have never experienced this level of challenge before. Experiencing symptoms of stress, worry, or fatigue are normal, it doesn’t mean you aren’t up to your job, it means you are human.
On a daily basis we hear amazing stories of the great work being done to continue to deliver frontline services to our vulnerable customers. Colleagues are going above and beyond to ensure the safety and welfare the people we support, but sadly, we are also facing circumstances which are upsetting and personally challenging. Remember, it’s ok not to be ok.
In order to help and support colleagues, wherever they work, and whatever they do, we have two different support mechanisms available to you. This support is confidential, and available to you when you need it. If you are struggling, or just want someone to talk to, please speak with us:
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Maria Jones – Internal Coach and Mentor
Many of you will know Maria, she works in our Learning & Development Team, and has played an active role in the Leadership Training Programme. Maria is a qualified coach, and is helping numerous colleagues across the business at this difficult time to talk through issues and build personal resilience.
If you would like to speak with Maria on a confidential basis, please call or text her on 07789083824.
Time for Talking – Pobl’s external counselling and psychotherapy service
Time for Talking have been confidentially supporting many colleagues at Pobl for some time now with emotional support due to life events, typically in the form of counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy. We have agreed with them a coaching service which will comprise of listening to any concerns you have, helping you normalise them and recognising that it is ok not to be ok. The team at TCS are all qualified in counselling and coaching and will help you devise personal effectiveness tools to cope.
This new service specific to Coronavirus, can be accessed confidentially by calling 07541826496.
The normal support line provided by Time for Talking is still available on 0800 970 3980.