According to the NHS, unresolved grief has proven links to poor mental health and research carried out by Deloitte suggests that poor mental health can cost UK employers up to £45 billion each year. The role of coaching in this context and how professional coaching can proactively support grieving employees remains unclear and misunderstood.
As a professional HR Consultant, Gemma Bullivant mentions the importance of recognising the boundaries of coaching and counselling overlapping. Whilst counselling is based on immediate crisis support, coaching looks to enable the person to tend to their goals which may include personal and mental challenges.
In the case of grief, a blended approach can work more effectively due to their holistic effects put together with a coach and counsellor.
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