Introduction to this document

Counselling form

Use our form to arrange counselling for employees. You may either offer a professional stress counselling service directly or for most small businesses it will be more appropriate to outsource this service. This will help in your defence of any personal injury claim should an employee subsequently suffer from psychiatric injury as a result of stress at work.

Personal injury claim

Offering a confidential counselling service in-house or arranging one externally can assist in your defence of any personal injury claim but it will not of itself mean that you can avoid liability for personal injury. Use our form to put in place the practical arrangements for when the counselling will take place and who will carry it out.

Keep a copy of this form on the employee's personnel file as evidence that you have taken appropriate steps to arrange the counselling. Make sure it’s stored confidentially.