Work & Health services
We are committed to concept that 'work should be comfortable
when we are well, and accommodating when we are ill' (Hadler 1997).
That requires a multimodal approach to get all the players onside,
and requires much more than disciplines working in solios.
Work should not be considered to be 'toxic. Work is essentially
good for health and well-being. A caveat is that it is good jobs
that are good for oyur helath. Remaining at work, or a carefully
managed early return, can be part of the recovery from common
health problems, and can reduce the likelihood of drifting to job
loss and disability.
There is a strong business case for a common sense approach to
managing common health problems at the workplace. Working with all
tiers of management, as well as human resources, health &
safety reps and workers, we work with you to improve the quality of
the work and the workplace within a supportive environment.
Our approach is about promoting the culture of 'health at work'
and 'health through work'. That is a matter of ensuring that jobs
are decent, comfortable, satisfying, and permit a suitable measure
of control. It is also a mater of developing links with healthcare.
Ultimately, health at work needs all the players (workers,
employers, managers, health professionals) to be onside, believing
the same things and working together to a common goal - improving
and maintaining work ability in the face of health problems.
Operationalising all this is where we come in.
Services include advice on:
- occupational health and rehabilitation
- case management
- modified work duties
- absence management
- return-to-work programmes
- modified job tasks
- work retention strategies
- health education
- quality of work
- transitional work arrangements
- communications and dispelling myths
- rehabilitation principles
- obstacles to work participation
In addition to providing consultancy services, we are actively
engaged in research. Our publications pages will give you examples
of our wide ranging experience in this field, where our clients
have included insurers, industry and government departments.