The benefit of using Listening Ear in an occupational health supply chain is that the 'spend' is reinvested back into the delivery of our free community services. By spending your money with us, you can help a child bereaved of a parent, a child in care or a child experiencing domestic abuse in the home to get free support. In business speak, this means that it delivers against a company's Corporate Social Responsibility and ethical procurement agendas.

For more information about VIDA, please contact:

Pat Woodhouse on 0151 488 1617  or email [email protected]

KMBC EMPLOYEES

If your employer is Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, then the Occupational Health Team will refer you to VIDA and pay us directly. Please contact the team directly on [email protected] or telephone 0151 443 5780.

LCC EMPLOYEES

If your employer is Liverpool City Council, then your line manager will refer you to VIDA and we will invoice for sessions upon completion. Please complete our VIDA Referral Form which can be located on your LCC Intranet and send to your manager for their approval. A Purchase Order must then be raised and the number added to your form before submitting.

LMH EMPLOYEES

If your employer is Liverpool Mutual Homes, then the HR Department will refer you to VIDA. Please contact your HR Business Partner to request a referral to our service.

IS YOUR EMPLOYER NOT LISTED ABOVE? DOES YOUR EMPLOYER PAY FOR AN EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME?

If your company pays for membership of an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) at work, they may also refer you to VIDA and support you to claim the cost of counselling back via the EAP. Listening Ear is fully accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and can therefore be used in any EAP supply chain.