How we can help your colleague

Steps Together is an SME in its own right and employs a significant number of staff across all grades and departments – many of these have now secured their own recovery from addiction and misuse and previously worked in mainstream commerce and industry. We all understand fully the impact that addiction or misuse of alcohol or drugs can have on the performance of individuals and teams in the workplace.

All employers invest a significant amount of money to ensure that they have an active, productive, trained and present workforce. Sadly, the impact of recreational and dependent substance misuse can significant impact the performance and a company’s health and safety in the workplace.

As an employer or colleague, you may have already spotted these warning signs (which could indicate drug or alcohol misuse):

  • unexplained or frequent absences
  • a change in behaviour
  • unexplained dips in productivity
  • more accidents or near-misses
  • performance or conduct issues
  • Persistent poor health
  • Visible signs or smells of intoxication from alcohol

As an employer, you want to ensure that your family of employees gain the support and treatment they need to get back on track; ensuring they remain your one of your best assets in the workplace. As a colleague, you probably spend more time with your team member than your own family and cannot bear to see them going through such difficult times. Either way, Steps Together can help you secure the best treatment and support for your colleague, whilst ensuring they discreetly get the right support and treatment, helping them feel a valued member of the team.

We can also work with employers to develop a bespoke range of training programmes that support excellent awareness and education about addiction and its effects, whilst supporting you to develop effective drug and alcohol in the workplace policies or procedures that maintain your excellent health and safety practices, and preserve your commercial reputation.

If you think someone you work with is struggling with alcohol addiction or substance abuse, please talk to one of our experienced treatment advisers today to find the best range of services for your colleague.

Our approach

Addressing issues of health & wellbeing associated with substance misuse in any business is a sensitive one. No employer wants their reputation damaged by their workforce, but with an increasing demand on employers to safeguard the health and wellbeing of their workforce, it can often be overwhelming.

We understand this position as an employer ourselves, and that is why Steps Together ensure our interaction with our key corporate partners is discreet, supportive and effective. Ensuring we find solutions for business leaders, colleagues and other to safely address the issues presented to them in the workplace.

Throughout COVID-19, Steps Together treated in excess of 500 individuals who had experienced a significant down-turn in their mental health and wellbeing as a result of home working, furlough arrangements or uncertainty about future employment. The impact of this was felt by many, and for some employees they developed an unhealthy relationship with alcohol or drugs during this time.

Our core services may be sufficient for the needs of your key employees, or your colleague. Beyond these, we remain committed to finding alternative solutions that can tailored to suit the needs of your business and ensure that we help you address work place well-being, productivity and improved safety in the workplace.

Contact us directly today to discuss (in confidence) you unique needs, and let us work closely with you to find a solution that supports your business, your key employees or the colleague you are most concerned about.

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