The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Return to the Workplace Counselling Service for staff who have been shielding due to COVID-19.

Return to the Workplace Counselling Service for staff who have been shielding due to COVID-19.  - Available to Leeds Teaching Hospital Staff who are: recently back in work at the hospital or continuing to work from home or in a new adapted role. For those seeking help with personal or work issues during the transition period of the return or new way of working.

Talking through a problem with a trained counsellor can lead to greater clarification of the issues and discovery of your own resources and help you to develop practical strategies helping you back into work.

The Staff Counselling Service offers up to 6 sessions to help you explore any difficulties you may be having at work, or in your life outside work and how this impacts on your wellbeing. This will usually be 4 sessions closer together then the option of 2 follow up sessions up to three months later.

The return to work support service employs trained and experienced counsellors who are all members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and who abide by the BACP ethical framework, which includes confidentiality.

The counsellors are conducting these sessions via the telephone or Microsoft Teams.

If you wish to access counselling you may do so by email leedsthtr.returntoworkcounselling@nhs.net or by telephoning  0113 2065515 to request a Return to Work Self-Referral Form, the form can then be emailed or posted to you.