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19th March 2020

COVID-19 Statement from our Chief Executive, Shelly Rubinstein

I hope that you are finding your way through these very challenging times of the Covid-19 outbreak. We are dealing with uncertainty and people are feeling anxious about the future, so we want to explain how Impact Psychology for Business are supporting our clients, staff and community to deal with what is happening in the most collaborative, compassionate and kind way possible. Our message of #2020yearofkindness is even more relevant now and as Occupational Psychologists we are here to support you in whatever way that we can, in particular with wellbeing, supporting your staff and managing your feelings of anxiety.

  • We are working with our clients to find different ways to support them. Each client has unique challenges as a result of this crisis, we are working on a range of solutions. We are finding virtual approaches to our work and hope that people will benefit from them. We have been working with you all for over 26 years and want to be of service during these challenging times.
  • We are committed to the safety of our colleagues from today onwards all employees at Impact will be working from home. We are having daily meetings online to keep each other’s spirits up and we are working on providing you with tools and approaches to support mental health and wellbeing during these next few weeks. Please note that we are still taking calls on our office number (+44(0)161 351 2290).
  • We are supporting our local community by ensuring that anyone who is in need of support knows that we will help in any way that we can; whether that is by keeping in touch with individuals who are housebound, shopping for older people in social isolation or giving advice about how to practice self-care in times of stress. Let us do all that we can to support you.

This is what we will do next

  • If we have a meeting booked with you, we will do it by conference call, or Zoom-We will be in touch shortly to arrange this.
  • We have cancelled all face to face workshops until further notice and are going to provide alternative online digital solutions to support you.
  • We are developing a range of 1-hour workshops that will support your wellbeing and these will be provided FREE during this time.
  • We are using this time to prepare for all of the work that is booked in for late summer and autumn, it is important to keep busy.
  • We will be publishing our bulletin as usual next week with some interesting reading that will inspire you, please let us know what you think. If you’ve not already signed up to our monthly bulletin, please click here.
  • We are offering FREE telephone support of 30-minute coaching sessions for our clients and followers who feel anxious or need some practical support about how to manage their teams and build resilience in a virtual environment during the crisis. To book or if we can help in any other way, please contact [email protected] or call me on +44(0)161 351 2290 or +44(0)7932715887.
  • We will be in touch again soon with the latest news and activity at Impact Psychology for Business to ensure that we support you in the best way possible. Please email me with any thoughts or ideas you may have and wish to share to help others.

With warm wishes,

Shelly Rubinstein C.Psychol. C.Sci. AFBPsS

Chief Executive