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SPECIAL REPORT: COACHING IN A CRISIS – PART 1 – WORKING WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

In this series of articles to mark UK Mental Health Awareness Week on 8-14 May, we look at supporting individuals and organisations in challenging times. Part 1: Is a blanket refusal to work with coaching clients with mental health issues tenable? By Liz Pick and Liz Hall Many people with mental health issues fail to get support from coaching because coaches and organisations believe it falls outside their remit. Yet with mental health issues on the rise and mental ill health costing UK employers an estimated £26bn a year (London’s City Mental Health Alliance), a blanket approach of refusing to […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: COACHING IN A CRISIS – PART 2: THAT SINKING FEELING

Part 2 in our series of articles marking UK Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May): Supporting an organisation and its employees through crisis requires speedy ethical considered responses from HR, including coaching ‘in action’ says The Sun’s former HR director Carrie Birmingham   We live in a world of uncertainty and issues can quickly escalate into crisis in any business sector, as we’ve seen in recent examples, including the FirstGroup tram crash; recall of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, and mounting allegations of child abuse within football clubs. When crisis strikes, there’s often no place to hide. Mismanagement and poor internal communication […]

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