KCOM is one of the longest-established providers of communications services in the UK, connecting both businesses and residential customers and investing in better digital solutions for everyone.
KCOM has an active community relations programme focuses on activities that support the growth and sustainability of Hull and in areas where their services are available or being installed. They focus on four areas, including helping young people achieve their potential and supporting groups that are invested in creating a thriving local community.
Throughout the Covid19 pandemic with the stress and uncertainty, the wellbeing and safety of all their employees was always their priority. KCOM approached Raising Resilience at the beginning of 2021 due to the extended lockdown and schools closures, recognising that parents and families were once again under significant additional pressure managing multiple activities at home: working, learning and parenting. Although schools were starting to reopen, KCOM were very aware of the many challenges from ongoing restrictions and working from home while children adapt to being back at school.
Live informatative and non-judgemental webinars solely for KCOM employees were hosted by Dr Kate and Dr Sarah aimed at providing parents and families with some ideas for improving and maintaining emotional health when faced with competing demands and the stresses of the pandemic.
These were followed up with a Q&A at a later date allowing time for reflection on the principles and to put some of the ideas into practice. Both webinars were recorded for those unable to attend on the day or those that wanted to watch it again.
With each Corporate Partnership Parenting workshop KCOM purchased online resilience workshops for over 220 children aged 6-11 years old in two local primary schools. These practical and enaging workshops led by Dr Kate and Dr Sarah taught the children about resilience, as well as some basic brain science to help them to understand their emotions and practical skills for managing those.
Classroom resources and parent/carer handouts were shared with the school to help remind the children of the skills so that they can use them everyday. The addition of the BOUNCE rap is always a great way of reinforcing the ideas in a catchy song!
You can be reassured that we will provide an effective part of your employee wellness programme or well-being strategy with a particular focus on parenting and child mental health as we are professional, experienced and highly qualified Clinical Psychologists.
Staff seminars and talks can be offered at lunchtime via webinar or directly (if current social distancing rules allow) and are often accessed via Employee Well-being Schemes, Employee Assistant Schemes, Occupational Health and Human Resources Departments.