Relationships Matter Working Group



“It is vital that person-to-person relationships are acknowledged and valued in every interaction as a fundamental aspect of health and wellbeing.
We want people to share their own experiences of their working environments to aid our understanding of the important elements of workplace relationships within this sector."

Dr Maeve Hurley

When a work culture and interpersonal relationships are good, there is no doubt that this can have a therapeutic effect on all members of a team, as well as those turning to those services for help.

We are currently exploring how we can support practitioners’ relationships with each other via our Workplace Relationships Scale to maximise outcomes for all.

Working with Dr Sinead Hanifan, we have gathered a panel of health and social care professionals in community settings to support further research into how we can support practitioners’ relationships with each other.

Using the Delphi research technique, we have designed a scientifically robust measurement tool – the Workplace Relationship Scale  – to provide an objective assessment of the quality of work-based relationships.

We are currently piloting the Scale with the help of practitioners working throughout the health, social care, community and not-for-profit sectors.

Our goal is to enhance our understanding of the effect interpersonal relationships in the workplace can have on the health and wellbeing of service providers and users of their services.

If you are interested in learning more about our Workplace Relationship Scale, contact Susan O’ Mahony: [email protected]

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