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Work Related Death – how NECS Works can help.

A work related death or occupational death can have a huge impact on any type of business when dealing with the trauma of this situation.

Obviously reporting a death in the workplace will involve the police and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and a Work Related Death Protocol must be followed, however, the impact and shock of a occupational death can have further repercussions in terms of dealing with staff members emotions, such as grief and may be anger. Your business will still need to continue to operate but dealing with a work related death

A local transport company employed a staff member who was killed in an accident while on business.  The staff team were very close and all of the staff members were affected by the trauma of this situation.  NECS deployed 7 counsellors to site following the fatality and provided counselling support to staff in either groups or individually within days of the event.  Support was provided to each staff member as they required it and also provided support to managers in the form of skills development to enable them to keep support staff when the counselling support ended.

A work related death is not a common occurrence. The HSE in 2016/17 reported 137 fatalities at work, with the construction, agricultural and manufacturing sectors being most affected. Thankfully, many owner/managers will not ever deal with such a traumatic experience, however, if ever required, NECS Works can help.

NECS Works can provide a fast response to any business that has to deal with this traumatic experience. We specialise in providing bespoke solutions to deal with staff trauma, support management with emotional well-being.


Our Approach

Provide accessible, professional and confidential employee counselling services, when they are needed, on-site or at NECS facilities.

Deliver high-quality models of intervention to ensure improved outcomes for key staff, employees or managers.

Provide on-going evidence to support the wide benefits of our service to your organisation.

Promote a culture of care and involvement in your organisation

Our Aim

An organisation’s greatest asset is its workforce. Providing for employees’ health and wellbeing can help to create a robust, motivated and productive workforce which in turn will benefit any business.

We aim to help businesses and organisations to promote a positive culture around good mental health and wellbeing within the workplace. NECS Works have developed a bespoke staff counselling service to fit the needs of an individual employee; the needs of a business owner/manager or CEO.

Our Pledge:

NECS Works, a trading name of North East Counselling Services CIC, is committed to banishing in-equality in mental health provision. As a pledge we will provide 5 free counselling sessions to a person in need for every 25 hours counselling we generate through NECS Works.

This means we could be helping a child in need, a veteran or an adult that does not fit any criteria for free support and cannot afford to pay for a service they are in desperate need of. This is our pledge to each business owner who uses our service.

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