We provide consultancy, assessment, training and research services to individuals and organisations seeking to develop resilience and enhance mental and emotional wellbeing. We are able to offer a suite of established and evidence-based individual and group interventions, as well as develop bespoke programmes based on organisational requirements that are grounded in research.
Petros can demonstrate empirically the impact of its training on sickness absence and retention, supporting the Chartered Institute of Personal Development evidence that for every £1 invested in the mental health of staff, there is a £5 return.
Prior to March 2020, most of our services were delivered face-to face, by phone, or via written advice. The pandemic and resultant national lockdown required a flexible and comprehensive response to ensure continuity of support. As a result, all Petros training that could safely (and ethically) be delivered online was transferred to a powerful interactive training platform that allowed for full participation in what might otherwise be very dry delivery.
Regular interrogation of data from national organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, Mind and Deloittes, as well as academic databases, ensures that the content of all Petros training remains current and responsive to new developments in the field. However, it is also important to remain vigilant to the integrity of a programme that has already demonstrated effectiveness. The academic experience of Petros associates means we understand how to maintain the integrity and effectiveness of an intervention, knowing that to make amendments based on anything other than evidence, may well compromise both. A core value of Petros is to ensure academic rigor in all that we do, and this applies to incorporating, maintaining and regularly reviewing programme content based on what works and the principles of responsivity.
Role, ability and needs
Owing to the diverse range of industries within which we work (for example, health, criminal justice, education, finance, leisure, engineering, private, public and third sector), both as Petros team members and as individual practitioners, we remain sensitive and responsive to the complex range of needs presented by them and the individuals within them. These include learning needs, cultural and religious needs, ability and disability needs, carer status, managerial position and so on. On a practical level, this may include adjusting timings of programmes to incorporate religious commitments or carer requirements. On a more intellectual or emotional level, it may involve consideration of grade differences among delegates that might influence contribution, or sensitivity to people’s existing or past mental health conditions. The Petros team are highly attuned to these issues and actively work to address them in sessions (whether they be training, supervisory, or coaching)
Our work across diverse sectors and organisations also means we need to ensure we comply with both national and local equality and diversity practices, data protection and security procedures and always seek professional independent advice regarding changes in the law and best practice.