Genius Within Occupational Health and Human Resources Services
Have you had referrals for employees with the following?
• Stress & Anxiety
• Memory difficulties
• Poor organisational skills
Such difficulties are regularly reported by our clients and can be typical of a neurodiverse profile. Additionally many of our clients with Mental Health and acquired health conditions such as Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue present such difficulties in their cognitive processing. OH and HR professionals need to be aware of these issues as the Equality Act 2010 requires employers to make reasonable adjustments for these conditions where the have been present for 12 months or more.
Our half-day courses run by the Genius Within specialist psychologists will ensure you have the practical skills to identify:
• How these difficulties affect people in the workplace
• What you would notice in your practice
• Options for referral of clients
• Recommendations for reasonable adjustments
Our awareness course is also endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) so will contribute to your annual CPD log!
How we can help if you are an Occupational Health or HR professional
67% of our clients report difficulties with stress and anxiety. In Occupational Health, these are common topics for referral, yet if the underlying cause is a neurodifference, counselling will not solve the problem. Since around 10% of the population have dyslexia or a neurodiversity such as Autistic Spectrum Condition and ADHD, we can assume that many of your referrals will too.
Because these difficulties are caused by cognitive processing difficulties such as poor working memory and processing speed, literacy issues are only a symptom. Many of our clients were unaware that their condition affected other areas of thinking. For example, they thought that their dyslexia had been a problem at school, but was now solved. Their work performance difficulties are, however, a direct result of working memory problems and slow processing speed. Because of this, they didn’t ask for the right support.
Occupational health is a great opportunity for intervention and resetting on the right path. We provide ILM accredited development courses in neurodiversity inclusion awareness for Occupational Health practitioners and HR professionals. We are also regular presenter at CPD events and conferences. Find out more here.
We can also provide diagnostics, assessments and a ‘1-stop shop’ for adjustments, through our coaching programmes and our links with technology suppliers. See our full list of services here.
You can use our services after an Access to Work assessment, no matter who is recommended in the report.
We also provide sole supplier rates for corporate customers.
See our services for more information on what we can offer, or if you have any questions at all, please call us! Our office team are very friendly, know the process and give GREAT advice. You can also contact Cheryl Winter, our Director of In Work Support who will be happy to hear from you.