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Move forwards with your return to work after sickness

My Back to Work coaching service is all about helping you move forwards comfortably and confidently towards your work related aims after a period of sickness. You may still be managing a health condition, disability or injury alongside this journey.

The Recovery Model and belief that Work is Great for Us underpins this service.

The Recovery Model originates from the research and practice of holistic and person-centred mental health services. It is an empowering approach to managing health conditions and involves:

  • * Feeling more in control
  • * Discovering how to live well alongside health issues
  • * Hope for the future!
  • * Experiencing a meaningful life - whatever that means to you
  • * Gaining new insights and possibilities because of your illness and journey
  • * Feeling socially included

Work Is Great For Us

That is to say - GOOD work is great for us!

Good work is about having a clear role and responsibilities, a healthy positive environment, tasks that match your current skill and interest levels, plus relevant training, reviews and support. Good work is great for our wellbeing, sense of purpose and identity, relationships, opportunities, challenges and so much more!

Where do you think or feel you are in the journey below?


What might Back to Work coaching involve?

We are likely to chat about how well you think your health management is going and your work related aims, aspirations and motivations. Your needs, values, confidence, resources and any return-to-work timings are important too. How are you feeling about these things right now? For some people, Back to Work coaching is about getting more organised, focused and decisive. Certainly, goal setting and action planning is a part of coaching.

Perhaps these topics sound relevant too:

  • Relationships & communication (i.e. family/friends, health & social care professionals)
  • Your own ‘self-talk’ and beliefs
  • Your strengths, interests and skills
  • Your energy and activity levels
  • Any anxiety or stress issues

I have a host of possible exercises such as the Work Considerations planner and we'll look at CVs, application forms, interviews and the topic of disclosure too. I guess this makes sense!

Where would you like to begin?





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Melanie Faulks is a member of the BPS.

Melanie Faulks is certified by the Centre for Coaching.

Melanie Faulks is approved by the Life Coach Directory Policy.

Melanie Faulks is an approved Fresh Air Fridays Facilitator.