Work is a large part of our lives. Other than the financial gains of work we also want it to be meaningful and be a place where we feel valued and respected. Workplace issues are a common source of stress for many. It is impossible to have a workplace where everyone’s roles, expectations, and personalities work perfectly together, without conflict. When conflict is not managed well, problems develop. As such, certain workplace issues may cause negative psychological symptoms.

Workers may find discussing their workplace stress, challenges and personal concerns with an approved counsellor, is helpful to them both professionally and personally. Workplace as well as personal issues can lead to decreased performance and productivity, loss of job, termination, decreased satisfaction, happiness, stress, and a wide variety of mental health issues.

Common Workplace Issues that employees face include:

• Interpersonal conflict
• Communication problems
• Gossip
• Bullying
• Harassment
• Discrimination
• Low motivation and job satisfaction
• Performance issues
• Poor job fit
• Personal issues at home that impact your work performance

Workplace Well Being Services Can Help:

• support individual staff members who are experiencing difficulties personally or professionally that might be impacting their work performance (under your organisation’s Employee Assistance Program)
• with rehabilitative counselling to help with emotional and psychological recovery following a workplace incident (once a SIRA workcover claim has been approved)

Urja, as an approved Access EAP counsellor and accredited SIRA Workcover counsellor, is able to provide therapeutic services to support either those experiencing difficulties with work or those wanting to return to work in a safe and sustainable way.