I first started working with Healing for the Heart as an intern when I was studying Community Development at Glasgow University.
Over the past few years, I have developed the Made for More Personal Development Program and I continue to work in our Community Service.
Should you Offer a Counselling Service to your Employees?
Just as employee volunteering can yield numerous benefits for both the workforce and the organisation, providing access to counselling can transform the workplace into a more supportive and thriving environment.
I started my career in administration which I enjoyed but which didn’t scratch the itch I had to work with people. I always loved hearing people’s stories and knew I wanted to work therapeutically with them and eventually I found a way to train as a counsellor. I initially volunteered with Healing for the Heart and then moved into a paid role – a real dream fulfilled moment.
We are 5! And to celebrate, we are hosting a 5th Birthday Fundraiser where we are asking our wonderful supporters to turn £5 into £25.
We are giving £5 to 10 individuals who can come up with a brilliant plan to turn it into £25 (or more!) The £25 will then be gifted back to our charity to support. We also have a turn ‘£25 into £100’ option for schools and groups.
In the fourth and final instalment of our Step Up to Net Zero blogs, Frances Nicoll explains why we need to reduce our emissions. She also shares some tips on how we can all do our bit to help reach our national targets.
I work as part of the admin team in the office where I speak with onboarding clients and arrange appointments throughout the week. I also run the craft group on a Monday morning which is open to anyone to come along and enjoy.
In part two of our Step Up to Net Zero series of blogs, our Net Zero coordinator, Frances Nicoll, shares some of her thoughts about how we can all become a little more environmentally friendly. This week, she discusses all things waste.
It might not seem that there’s an instant link between wellbeing and net zero but our environment has a huge part to play in our general wellbeing. Recent studies show that, particularly for younger people, anxiety about climate change and the depletion of the world’s resources negatively impacts their mental health and wellbeing.
In this series of blogs, our Net Zero coordinator, Frances, shares some of her thoughts about how we can all become a little more environmentally friendly.
For our second staff profile, we are introducing you to our Operations Manager Stefan.
If you have been to our centre or phoned Healing for the Heart, you will likely have spoken to Stefan at some point. So you will know he is a friendly and cheery guy!
He is also very hard working and dedicated to creating a brighter future for our service users. Read on to get to know Stefan...
To celebrate World Earth Day 2023, we are sharing our Step Up to Net Zero Coordinator Frances’ story!
Thanks to funding from Circular Glasgow, we have been able to hire Frances Nicoll to help us become a more sustainable organisation.
Keep an eye on our website for more blogs detailing our sustainability project, but first, let’s find out all about Frances.
How can an employee volunteering programme add value to your business?
Providing a workplace volunteering programme is more than just a way to give back to a local charity, it is also an important element of supporting employee wellbeing. The benefits are far reaching and can have an impact on the long term success of your business.
With large EAP providers, the costs are often prohibitive for SMEs or third sector organisations so we aim to make what we offer affordable. Our current rates are frozen until April 2023 and range from £300 to £2100 per year depending on the level of cover and the number of employees. By paying these small annual retainers, we are able to provide businesses with expedited access to the counselling/psychotherapy service for staff which means that they can access support when they need it, either in person or online.
Studies show that this kind of investment in employees, not only builds loyalty but it also helps create a healthier working environment overall – leading to increased productivity and improved team morale. Investing in an EAP with Healing for the Heart not only provides you with numerous benefits both economically and culturally - improving relationships amongst staff members while creating a positive work culture where everyone feels supported at all times, it also helps us to support people in local communities who struggle with poor mental health. Not only are you making improvements in your own business but you are helping local communities too.