Covid-19 - the effect on businesses

We are in unchartered territory at the moment.  Some businesses have their staff dispersed and working from home and others have staff on furlough.

Companies where staff are keeping the country going during the outbreak will have overworked and stressed staff to deal with.

What can you do?

If you have staff who are experiencing mental health problems, we can support them by delivering counselling on Zoom or on the telephone.  We can normally get a first appointment within a week.

If you want to provide this support for your staff you can refer them directly by clicking this link

Employee counselling costs £50/session + VAT.  You will be invoiced at the end of every month for the sessions your staff member has used.  In this way you are paying for a service you use, not one that you have just in case.

Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

Carol delivered on-line sessions to all our line managers giving them advice on how to support their staff if they are having problems at work.
It was really easy to organise, we have had some great feedback and also really appreciated the resources that were shared after the sessions.

Julie Westgarth - HR Advisor


Newcastle Gateshead CCG

The service we have received from Carol at NECS has been amazing, from start to finish Carol listened to our needs and developed a bespoke programme of support for our staff which  has been invaluable, we cannot thank her enough for her professionalism and the way she just intuitively “gets it” and pitches her sessions just right.

Christopher Piercy - Executive Director of Nursing Patient Safety and Quality in the CCG


Carol has provided a range of free sessions for our employees and Managers which have been invaluable in helping RTC North ensure the mental health and wellbeing of our employees while they are predominantly working from home.  The sessions are delivered professionally and the workbooks provide a useful reference tool to reinforce learning points after the sessions.

The NECS team are very approachable and I would recommend their services without hesitation.

Mica MacInnes - Head of Learning and Development and HR

Hillary's Blinds

We have been using NECS for over a year now, and have counsellors come on site once a week. Having counsellors on site has been an integral part of our wellbeing plan, helping to support our colleagues when they need it most, and also helps to remove the ‘taboo’  around the topic of mental health and seeking support.

Beth Hatchett - HR Manager

Why refer your staff for counselling?

It all worked well for me, I guess when in crisis however you need rapid initial access and sometimes even a week seems like forever to be seen, helped, rescued or prevented from doing something more regrettable.

Carry on! More companies need to adopt a proactive and responsive service to staff in crisis. Save and help your staff and you will gain a more committed and resilient staff member for the future, saving time and money to recruit and train a replacement. It makes perfect empathic and economic sense.


Client referred by counselling by employer

Free support from NECS

Sometimes it's difficult where to know to get support if you or a staff member is experiencing mental health problems.

We've got lots of helpful information which is free of charge and available online.  Check out our range of presentations and handouts which you can share with your team.

If there are any topics you would like us to cover please don't hesitate to get in touch or arrange a meeting.

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