We’re sponsoring this year’s Health and Wellbeing at Work Week to champion the benefits of counselling in the workplace.

Now in its 15th year, Health and Wellbeing at Work (March 15-19) is the UK’s largest event dedicated to improving the health, wellbeing, safety, behaviour and culture of today’s workforce.

We have an exhibition stand and a number of speakers to highlight the role of workplace counselling and its benefits.


Kris Ambler, our Workplace Lead, said: “It’s vitally important we continue to represent our members at this flagship health and wellbeing event.

"Attended by key figures in the world of workplace health, the event attracts potential employers from across the sectors, presenting a unique opportunity to promote the value of counselling and showcase the competence of our members.

"Last year our involvement led to the development of a number of initiatives that will create paid employment opportunities for members and positioned the association as a thought leader."

Kris will be speaking on Digital Disruption: COVID-19 and the Changing Face of Therapy at 1.45pm on Thursday 18 March.

He'll be drawing on research, consultation with workplace wellbeing providers and tech pioneers looking at how the pandemic has impacted on workplace therapy, including on practice, service users and organisations.

Key themes include the acceleration of digital technologies for use in therapeutic contexts, future skills needs and implications/challenges for wider wellbeing at work, with contributions from leaders in the field and case studies to highlight good practice.


Nicola Neath is a member of our Workplace Division, a psychotherapist and staff counsellor at the University of Leeds and she will be discussing How to Manage Digital Burnout. 

Nicola will be looking at how we create the digital relationship, what it is and what it isn't and what we need to do to care for and repair the emotional costs of 2020. The organisational environment is transforming at such a fast pace so how do we keep everyone emotionally engaged without causing burnout. 

Her session takes place at 11.20am on Tuesday 16 March.

Our former Trustee Andrew Kinder, a BACP Fellow and Optima Health’s Professional Head of Mental Health Services will discuss Delivering Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Via Video Consultations.

Focusing on the treatment of psychological trauma, Andrew takes a closer look at EMDR, how it fits into NICE guidelines and best practice in relation to referrals.  He explores issues relating to delivery on video and presents case scenarios of how EMDR by video works in practice. It takes place on Thursday 18 March at 1.20pm.

Other speakers include Ruby Wax OBE, Professor Dame Carol Black DBE and Sir Michael Marmot, and from organisations such as Microsoft, Rolls Royce, and Bank of England.

To see the whole programme and to register, visit www.healthwellbeingwork.co.uk