BACP Workplace A Division of BACP

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New jiscmail groups for Workplace members!

24/03/2014

To complement their LinkedIn Workplace group, BACP Workplace has set up a two new jiscmail groups: BACP Workplace Members and BACP Workplace Managers.

These email groups provide a forum for divisional members to discuss issues with colleagues, share information, advertise relevant events and share good practice. These groups follow the highly successful lead taken by the BACP Universities and College Counselling Division, who have had jiscmail groups for many years and they provide a real opportunity for Workplace members to strengthen their community of counsellors working in the workplace arena.

To join simply email the Workplace Chair Tina Abbott on abbottta@cardiff.ac.uk or executive members Anne Scoging on anne.scoging@london-fire.gov.uk or Julie Hughes on juliehughes@mindmatterscounselling.co.uk.

BACP Workplace measurement survey results downloadable resource

20/01/2014

Measuring Up? Measuring effectiveness and impact in workplace counselling and EAP settings: Current practice, attitudes and needs, profiles the findings of our survey of the sector.

Stress management policies are becoming more widespread

10/07/2013

This short article on the adoption of policies on workplace stress is well worth a read particularly in respect of the impact of non-work related stress, anxiety and depression.

New Article on how looking after employees mental wellbeing can add value to businesses

10/06/2013

Rick Hughes has had a new article published in HR Magazine titled: "Looking after your employees wellbeing can add real value to your business".

BACP Workplace measurement survey results published

02/02/2013

We are delighted to announce the publication of the recent study into outcome measurement practice among BACP Workplace members and the wider counselling and EAP sector.

Measuring Up? Measuring effectiveness and impact in workplace counselling and EAP settings: Current practice, attitudes and needs, profiles the findings of our survey of the sector.

Among the findings:

75% of the 132 practitioners indicated that they use measures of outcome in their practitioner role, and 64% of practitioners indicated they have been using measures for more than five years

CORE is by far the most commonly used measure, indicated as being used by 64% of respondents. Also in common use are GAD-7 (26%), PHQ-9 (21%) and EAP case closure reports

Practitioners within internal service roles receive a higher level of feedback than those in EAP roles

A very sizeable majority (73%) of respondents are either generally, largely or highly positive about the value of measures

Two-thirds of services (65%) use measures.

The highest rated motivating factor for using measures was service development and improvement, rated by 86% of services as critically important, followed by the need to provide evidence of service impact to key stakeholders, rated as critically important by 80% of services

The study was profiled in the news section of November's Therapy Today, and will also be the subject of an article in the Counselling at Work February 2013 issue.

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