77% of employees have experienced symptoms of poor mental health at some point in their lives (Business in the community, 2019)
At any moment, over 15% of people in the UK and Ireland are suffering in work with symptoms of a mental health condition
Every year it costs business £1,300 per employee whose mental health needs are unsupported (Centre for Mental Health. Mental health at work, 2016)
Evidence suggests that 12.7% of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions. (NHS Employers, 2019).
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Specialist mental health and wellbeing mentoring that empowers individuals to create a positive, satisfying and balanced working life.
We have an extensive network of highly qualified and experienced psychology practitioners who deliver specialist mental health and wellbeing mentoring services to individuals in need of support within the context of their work and workplace.
Individuals may be facing multiple challenges, either as a result of a diagnosed mental health condition, or owing to factors such as work-related stress, coping with organizational change, managing workload, burnout, workplace bullying, disability, inequality, or returning to working after a period of absence due to illness or maternity leave.
Whatever the reason, specialist mental health or wellbeing mentoring is an effective intervention focussed on the individual and seeks to benefit their emotional and psychological health and increase their working life satisfaction.
Organizations that support staff with the provision of specialist mental health mentoring benefit through improved communication, performance, productivity and efficiency of the individual concerned. This, in turn, has a positive impact on the individual’s workplace, improving dynamics with colleagues, managers, and the wider work environment.
UMO Professional offers a suite of services that can be tailored to an individual’s needs upon referral.
We accept self-referrals as well as referrals that come directly from an organization or through an EAP
(Employee Assistance Programme). We also offer bespoke workshops for teams, departments and entire
organizations who wish to focus on a particular area of mental health and wellbeing.
Our services can be delivered on-site at an individual’s place of work or remotely via secure video-link allowing an individual to attend sessions from the comfort of their home environment.
My UMO mentor really helped me to put my issues in to perspective. He was honest with me, listened with patience and gave advice sparingly, succinctly, rationally and most importantly it was advice I could do something practical with straight away. I would not hesitate in recommending UMO to anyone who is going through a tough time and needs an objective, experienced and no- nonsense approach to dealing with life’s issues.
I was going through a very stressful period at my workplace and the UMO mentor I spoke with gave me the right tools and suggestions to see the stressful situation I was facing from another point of view. He also helped me to keep my anxiety under control and I’m really thankful for that. I recommend UMO to anyone going through a difficult period at work.
My UMO mentor really helped me to put my issues in to perspective and gave advice I could do something practical with straight away. I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone who is going through a tough time at work.
Improvement in meeting deadlines
Improvement in productivity and efficiency
Improvement in focus and concentration
Improvement in attitude towards their work
Better engagement with their work
Improvement in relationships with colleagues and peers