Relationship Support Could Help Your Team Transition Back To Work

Dylan Loughlin

Healthy and fulfilling relationships are essential to our health & wellbeing, but the pandemic has created countless challenges for our individual, couple, family and work relationships – the impact of lockdown, financial pressures, home schooling, separation from extended family, working from home and in physical isolation of colleagues are just some of the challenges of the past year.

As restrictions begin to ease and support schemes such as furlough come to an end, organisations are likely to start bringing back staff teams back together whether at home or through a blended virtual approach. These changes are coming at a time when anxiety remains high and some may have experienced trauma whether directly or indirectly associated with the pandemic and without much access to support and information.

The concerns, challenges and worries that employees may have coming out of lockdown may be about leaving their families and the security and safety of their homes, but also about returning to the workplace and re-establishing relationships with their work colleagues. Copacetic is on hand to help you as we transition to new workplace norms, including through health & safety audits, process improvement tools and assisting those of you who continue to utilise the furlough scheme as it begins to change over the coming months.

It is also vital that employers support the emotional wellbeing of their people and how they are managing their relationships as we emerge from the pandemic.

In response to the issues and challenges that people will face as we move forward, Relate NI has developed support and wellbeing workshops, using their experience and expertise of providing relationship support across NI for the past 70 years. Relate NI’s wellbeing workshops are a good tool to help support staff teams in organisations across Northern Ireland.

They offer tailored sessions that can focus on a range of areas depending on the needs of your people. These include:

  • Family relationships coming out of pandemic
  • Recovering relationships after lockdown
  • Promoting personal wellbeing and resilience
  • Identifying sources of support

Sessions last for 1.5hrs and include a presentation, breaks for participants to check in and end with a Q & A. They can carry these sessions out through zoom, enabling access from teams working remotely as well as in the office.

To find out more about Relate NI’s workplace wellbeing workshops visit or call 028 9032 3454

For any other assistance you may require to assist you in returning to work, contact Copacetic today!