16 May 2024

Supporting the Mental Health of Your Neurodivergent Employees with Specialist Workplace Counselling

One of the most important changes in understanding employee mental health has been the focus on understanding neurodiversity and how being neurodivergent can impact our mental health.

The connection of neurodivergence and mental health issues has traditionally been underestimated, misunderstood and even ignored, especially in the workplace. Whilst neurodiversites such as autism and ADHD are not mental health issues, they are highly significant risk factors for mental health issues, particularly anxiety disorders and depressive disorder.  

50% of adults with ADHD and 47% of adults with autism will experience a co-occurring anxiety disorder whilst 70% of adults with ADHDand 40% of adults with autism will also have a co-diagnosis of depression.  Because of these vulnerabilities, it is essential that qualified mental health support is provided by organisations to support neurodivergent mental health.  Unfortunately, for many organisations, their EAPs are unable to offer such specialist support, leaving many employees to struggle with mental health issues that undermine happiness, confidence, productivity and impact their ability to engage in the workplace. 

What is urgently required is neurodivergent employee counselling.  At Wellbeing Partners we provide specialist neurodivergent counselling services on an ad hoc or regular basis, depending on the needs of your business. 

What differentiates us from other services and EAPS is that these employee counselling sessions are neurodivergent specific, led by qualified counsellors with years of experience in both supporting neurodivergent mental health but also providing counselling support within professional settings.  Our team of counsellors are highly experienced in supporting areas especially relevant to neurodivergent mental health including:

  • burnout
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • interpersonal difficulties
  • communication difficulties
  • related health issues

Providing all staff members the support of named, fully qualified professionals, ensures a guarantee of quality care to employees.  High quality specialist counselling support services ensure that all staff can be guided through all manner of workplace challenges, and properly supported with any mental health issues, by a known, trusted and experienced professional, in a guaranteed time frame.

A guide to our Neurodiversity Services can be found here

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