Organisational consultancy for wellbeing and mental health
I am able to offer consultancy to any organisation who is committed to embedding employee wellbeing in its strategy and operations. I am particularly experienced in advising Higher Education organisations on student and staff services, but am able to translate this experience to working with any educational setting, public sector and private companies. My initial charge of £150 covers a one hour stakeholder discussion and a recommendations summary after which my day rate is £400 plus expenses.
I have worked for a number of large organisations, successfully leading their development of mental health and wellbeing services and advising on strategy. I am a trustee for a national mental health charity and membership organisation and was the Chair of Trustees of this organisation throughout its period of significant growth.
I am trusted within the Higher Education Sector for being a transparent and honest sounding board for Senior Managers to approach for guidance and as such have supported a number of universities with their development of mental health and wellbeing plans for staff and students.
Sadly I have also experienced working within organisations when they have tasked consultants to write reports and recommendations that are not in touch with the reality of the front line staff, the student experience, or the budget of the organisation, and leave behind dissatisfied senior managers unable to put into place the recommendations, a workforce that feels even less acknowledged, and students not seeing the change that was promised to them.
In order to avoid this happening I schedule in a lot of time to meet with the workforce before meeting senior managers to get a sense of the culture of the organisation, and what change approaches would be most effective. I am also able to bring in additional experts if I feel that some of the work requires people with different skills or experience to me.
I am available to offer consultancy for organisations that are seriously committed to developing whole organisational approaches for their employees and students. This would involve an initial brief consultation where I would get a sense of the culture of your organisation and the goals you are hoping to achieve. I would then provide a summary plan with detailed activity and the full costing of what my recommendations would be for the required piece of work
Supporting you to develop a whole organisation wellbeing strategy
Working with your staff to have productive and long lasting organisational change
Using visual and arts based approaches to problem solving
Offering start to finish support with your wellbeing strategy, including coaching and supervision until the strategy is embedded