The psychologist at the occupational health and wellbeing centre offers assessment and intervention, eg cognitive behavioural therapy, for staff experiencing emotional difficulties related to work, personal situations or both.
Here are some reasons why staff may be seen in the service:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
How does the psychology service work?
Initial assessment appointments are usually offered within two to three weeks following receipt of referral. After assessment, further sessions may be offered for intervention. Staff are likely to be placed on a short waiting list prior to the start of intervention. Each appointment lasts for about 50 minutes.
How do I refer to psychology?
Staff can self-refer by completing a self-referral to the psychology service form and sending it in confidence via email, post or fax to the occupational health and wellbeing centre. In the case of self-referral, the manager will not be contacted.
Managers can refer by completing a management referral to the psychology service form and sending it in confidence via email, post or fax to the occupational health and wellbeing centre. With a management referral a report will be sent to the referring manager, providing the staff member consents to this. This report will not include any confidential health information.
The psychologist respects the confidentiality of the people seen in the service and adheres to the British Psychological Society’s code of practice.