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Psychological Support Service

Speaking out against wrongdoing, sometimes known as whistleblowing, can have a negative impact on emotional well-being and mental health. The strain on relationships as result of whistleblowing can also affect the wellbeing of family members. In recognition of this, our Psychological Support Service offers a range of supports to meet the needs of individuals and family members during and after reporting wrongdoing.

Individual Support

Psychotherapy, therapy and counselling are all terms to describe a similar process. There are many reasons why a person may seek therapy during or after reporting wrongdoing. For example, people experiencing retaliation in the workplace after reporting wrongdoing can feel overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or even suicidal.

Psychotherapy provides a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental space, where you can talk about difficult experiences and emotions during or after reporting wrongdoing, and explore ways to cope and manage these feelings.

Group Support

We also offer therapeutic support to groups who have experienced psychological distress after reporting wrongdoing, and to their family members.

A peer support group is also held a couple of times a year. The aim of this group is to provide social support to group members, and provide a space where people can share their experiences, ask questions or simply listen to others in similar situations.

If you would like to find out more about the Psychological Support Service and how to access our services, please contact the Speak Up Helpline and talk to one of our trained staff.

Accessing Support

Therapeutic support can be accessed by contacting the Speak Up Helpline and speaking to one of our Helpline Coordinators who will be able to provide you with information on how to make contact with the psychotherapist of your choice and redeem up to five therapy sessions free of charge. If you decide you would like to continue with psychological support after receiving five sessions that can be arranged with your psychotherapist.

Further information on attending peer support sessions can also be obtained from your psychotherapist.