The following article appeared in the March 2014 edition of Kensington Magazine
Celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2014, CiC provides an independent 24 hour confidential care adviceline, offering emotional and practical support in the workplace. Based in Kensington Square, the Employee Assistance Programme can assist with any manner of stresses and wellbeing issues ranging from coping with cancer/bereavement counselling, child care, legal/financial advice, to kidnap, stress and resilience training for journalists or NGO staff. Under the direction of Kate Nowlan, currently President of the Employee Assistance European Forum, the 25 staff in W8 are augmented by a further 1000 affiliates in the UK working with HR, Health and Safety Departments across some 150 businesses. Their clients range from leading law firms and financial institutions to NGOs, NHS Trusts, and police forces. The staff in Kensington (including Russian and Arabic speakers) include expert clinicians at the end of the phone. Each programme is tailored to the specific requirements of the company where staff have unlimited access to an expert helpline, a comprehensive online resource and up to six sessions a year of face to face counselling. CiC are delighted to support SMEs as well as larger companies.