Health Coaching in London and Surrey
Managing Health Conditions
PwC (2013) research found that the cost of sickness absence for employees in UK reached a staggering £29 billion annually. This alarming cost identifies the need to review support system for employees in order to provide appropriate health and well-being programmes and to sustain morale, motivation and efficiency. The programmes can include health checks at the workplace to encourage employees to take more interest in their health, manage more effectively their health conditions and offer health information to overcome barriers that may have adverse effects on their well-being and to inspire changes in lifestyle.
People living with the impact of serious mental condition are more likely to die 12-13 years earlier than other people, usually as a result from physical illness and unintentional harm ( www.thersa.org./ action-and-research). The main physical conditions are cancer, coronary heart disease and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Survivors of abuse also struggle in their daily lives. Therefore, 1 in 4 people are affected by mental illness. Health Coaching has been used successfully for the recovery from Mental Illness (Rethink, 2012).
Psychological Health suggests people are well adjusted in their lives and community. They manage their daily activities independently. When people ask: ' How are you doing? How is your mood?' They are asking about psychological health. If the mood is not good, it can imply being angry or depressed or irritable. When angry, people may need help to turn 'destructive anger' into 'constructive anger' to deal effectively with the situation.
Health coaching can also be used to manage unhealthy thinking or emotion and behaviour, and to reduce the sickness cost.
- Does your lifestyle, diet, daily activities and stress level affect your health?
- Do you experience breathless and tiredness in any daily activity ?
- Do you have any concerns about your health ?
- Is there anyone else within your family who has Coronary Heart Disease ?
- Do you struggle with low mood or irritability or anger?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, coaching can help you feel more in control of your health
works within the National Service Framework. He is also an active supporter of the British Heart Foundation.
Professor Carol Black stated in, 'Working for a Healthier Tomorrow' (2008) that biological, psychological and social factors can have a negative effect on health and well-being. Physical conditions such as back pain can be associated with depression and anxiety.
If you feel you are well, you are invited to have a free health check to learn more about managing risks such as diet, exercise and stressful situations.
Health information sessions are offered to improve health literacy, especially among long-term illness sufferers and their caregivers and to support them in dealing with stress and barriers to healthcare. These sessions contribute in enabling the 'sufferers' to understand more about their health and to be more engaged in behaviour change. There are also several daily difficulties that may drive us to seek support.
NHS Inform (2014) warns that
'stress occurs when you are unable to cope with pressure'.
NHS inform (2014) adds that the main causes of stress are:
- Job worries
- Money problems.
Is money linked to well-being?
On 13/10/09, writer and comedian, Stephen Fry, declared
'I have first-hand experience of the difficulties of debt brought on by poor mental health.'
Professor Dinesh Bhugra, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, warned:
'The economic downturn will impact on the UK's mental health.'
Health Problems and Stress
Stress may affect your quality of life and result in poor job-performance. You may even be inclined to anxiety and faulty thinking, particularly in the face of financial strain. According to the NHS Information Centre (2011), anxiety disorders have increased since the credit crunch.