Workplace Solutions

Preventive Strategies for Workplace Mental Health

With our proprietary model, you can proactively respond, recover and build resilience in your workplace. Act today to ensure that your workforce is in optimal health!

A CRITICAL PIECE FOR WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH

Workplace mental health is just starting to get the attention it deserves. Understanding loss and grief is a critical piece of the puzzle, because unresolved grief often leads to depression.

 

Whispering Hope provides a holistic framework for workplace well-being that is sound and comprehensive, and yet easy for all stakeholders to understand.

 

A holistic 3R Blueprint® for workplace well-being

Whispering Hope’s proprietary 3R Blueprint® for workplace well-being (Response > Recovery > Resilience) provides a sound and holistic framework for enlightened employers to:

  • Proactively protect and enhance their employees’ mental health
  • Prevent loss and grief from eroding the mental health of employees
  • Pre-emptively manage issues before they snowball and become bigger roadblocks to workplace well-being.

 

Our suite of corporate solutions include:

  • Mental Health and Grief: Understanding the Critical Connection 
  • Understanding how Loss & Grief impact Mental Health
  • Workplace First-Aid: First Responder Training for Emotional Well-being
  • Understanding Loss & Grief: The 40 major losses in life
  • Grief Sensitivity Training (for Leaders & Managers)
  • Grief Sensitivity Coaching: Support Program for Leaders & Managers
  • Grief Recovery Method®

 

With our track record as corporate executives and trusted consultants, you can be assured that our team at Whispering Hope is well able to partner your organisation with absolute discretion and tact. 

THE PROBLEM:

The hidden cost of grief

Loss and grief are part and parcel of life. When employees face major disruptions and crises in life, they struggle with loss and grief, impacting their productivity and decision-making.

 

Grief often exacts an unseen and unheard burden on organisations, resulting in:

  • Loss of talent
  • Loss of morale
  • Unhappy and disengaged employees
  • Lowered productivity
  • Higher absenteeism
  • Impaired decision-making
  • Inability to focus at work
  • Poor physical, mental and emotional health
  • Workplace and road accidents.

 

 

THE REALITY:

Grief isn’t just about death & bereavement.

There are more than 40 major losses in life, and those most commonly affecting the workplace include:

  • Organisational Change & Restructuring
  • Loss of Colleagues (through Retrenchment, Resignation or Death)
  • Loss of Major Clients
  • Loss of Career Opportunities
  • Loss of Trust, Morale & Motivation
  • Job Transitions
  • Loss of Loved Ones
  • Miscarriage & Stillbirth
  • Divorce & Break-ups
  • Suicide
  • Health Losses
  • Financial Losses.

CORPORATE CLIENTS

Carlsberg Group

One of the leading brewery groups in the world

“GREAT SESSION. TREMENDOUS PASSION & VIGOUR”

– Lisa Low, Talent Management Director, Asia

“The session was really great. Gracie Mak speaks with tremendous passion and vigour, and gave vivid real-life examples and stories of loss and grief.”

 

“As part of our HR Learning Forum, we invited Whispering Hope to speak to our staff on emotional wellness. The session was really great. Gracie Mak speaks with tremendous passion and vigour, and gave vivid real-life examples and stories of loss and grief. Majority (above 80%) of the participants agreed that the session was interesting, relevant and effective in educating them about loss and grief.”

Micro Focus

A multinational software and information technology business listed on the London Stock Exchange and a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index

“CLEARLY A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT”

“I would definitely recommend Whispering Hope. Clearly a subject matter expert who has a wealth of knowledge and the ability to give pragmatic yet insightful advice to anyone who is trying to learn more about the journey in overcoming grief.”

 

“It was Women’s Health Week, so our employee resource group, SHINE, thought that organising a talk on emotional health might be interesting for our members. My colleague from HR suggested that I contact Gracie Mak from Whispering Hope to find out more.

 

After speaking to Gracie and listening to the two radio interviews that she did on News Radio 938, I was pretty sure that Gracie would be very qualified to come talk to our employees about this topic.

 

  • We had about 159 employees from across Asia-Pacific & Japan join us for the panel discussion and had a fair number of questions thereafter, so I would say that the talk did very well in terms of audience engagement and interest.
  • The talk was in the form of a panel discussion, and in the limited duration, I thought that Gracie did an excellent job correcting common misconceptions of what grief is.
  • We received positive feedback from the participants. Some employees also reached out to ask questions about Whispering Hope and the types of services it provides.

 

Generally, we tend to have a lot of misconceptions about grief and how to get over grief. Doing a talk like this at a company/organisation level certainly increases awareness.

 

Everyone will go through grief in life, so it is better to be educated about grief in the right way, or at least to know who to approach, if help is needed.”

Our experience with Whispering Hope

 

 by Mrs Joanna Koh-Hoe
CEO, Focus on the Family Singapore
(Multiple Recipient of the Work-Life Excellence Award) 

I am so glad we engaged Whispering Hope. My staff are happier and healthier. I strongly recommend this program to other organisations, for the well-being of their employees. - Joanna Koh-Hoe


Why deal with grief?

 

“As an organisation that has been recognised for our work-life excellence, there was a very clear organisational rationale and benefit for us to engage Whispering Hope.

 

Because for any organisation to thrive, you need healthy individuals and productive workers. When our staff are emotionally healthy, they perform better.  Because no matter how well a person compartmentalises it, grief and other struggles in life would definitely affect their work. So there was strong justification for it.

When our staff are emotionally healthy, they perform better. So there was a very clear organisational rationale and benefit in engaging Whispering Hope.

How we approached it

 

We started with a Grief Awareness Talk for all our staff, which is something I believe everyone in the organization should be exposed to. It helps them understand what grief really is. Grief is not just sadness, but conflicted emotions about any kind of loss, including the loss of our familiar way of working.

 

Next, we arranged for the Grief Recovery Method® program to be conducted for all staff who were keen to opt in on it. The Grief Recovery Method® program is a preventive measure that is relevant to all, because grief happens to all of us, and we need to properly process it.

 

We gave all staff the option of using their corporate training allowance for the GRM program, and assured them that the sessions would be kept strictly confidential.

With all the buzz about mental health issues, as a leader I didn’t want my staff to languish in their loss. I want them not only to survive the loss, but to come out from it better and stronger.

How our organisation benefitted

 

Our staff said that the Grief Awareness Talk helped them better support others, and to further strengthen our team culture. Some came up to me personally to say that they really benefitted from the Grief Recovery Method® program.

 

With all the buzz about mental health issues, as a leader, I didn’t want my staff to languish in their loss. I want them not only to survive the loss, but to come out from it better and stronger.

 

I am so glad we engaged Whispering Hope. My staff are happier and healthier. I strongly recommend this program to other organisations, for the well-being of their employees.”

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