Welcome to SMP

SMP is a workplace coaching and training business, involved in promoting wellbeing and resilience for individuals and companies. We support staff at the individual level and organisations at company level to make the most of themselves, and maximise performance. As a consequence, we help organisations to cut costs by improving performance and reducing sick absence levels, and supporting individuals both personally and professionally.
Our professional and personal development coaching programme enables your business to benefit as an organisation and individually. As a result of the programme
Your organisation will
- Become a learning organisation (e.g. develop skills, be open to new ideas, learn from experience, share ideas, remain optimistic and resilient, continue to grow, be reflective)
- Develop and maintain a culture of continuous development
- Receive support as it grows and develops
Benefit from a ‘learning and development function’ for the company
- Provide support for staff with their objectives and goals and the challenges they face
Your staff will be able to
Keep things in perspective
- Cope with pressure
- Keep focused
- Be the best they can be
- Perform to their potential
- Keep developing (if you’re not developing you are standing still)
- Cope with change and uncertainty
- Remain optimistic
- Maintain and encourage a resilient attitude/culture
- Develop/maintain a problem-solving outlook

Listen to Marc Kirby, MD of SMP, being interviewed on the BBC, with some of his musical choices

Based in the Reading, Berkshire area but with a nationwide coverage, we are involved in supporting the organisation and the individual to maximise performance - and cut the costs associated with poor performance and sick absence - and encouraging, maintaining and promoting their wellbeing.
For the organisation, a lack of wellbeing can get in the way of the business performing as well as it should do. That’s not healthy for staff, or for the bottom line. 
For the business, apart from the legal (health and safety) requirements, it may be that
  • you are concerned about the level of sick absence and the effect it's having on others' workloads and business performance, and the human and financial cost
  • staff aren't performing and its impacting on the quality of work being produced and consequently the bottom line 
  • you are concerned about the level of staff morale 
  • you want to minimise the chances of litigation 
There are of course many, many reasons why promoting wellbeing and managing stress makes good sense. For example
  • promoting wellbeing will lead to a more contented workforce, who will perform more effectively
  • when you have staff who tell you they're struggling, or it comes to light via another indicator (e.g. management information or as a result of a staff survey) 
  • if the company is going through change and uncertainty, and you want to ensure that they cope and can deal with the transition without compromising their wellbeing and company performance
For the individual
  • you may have something on your mind getting in the way of performance
  • as a manager you have a management issue you're struggling with
  • you/your organisation are having to deal with change and uncertainty
  • you're feeling under pressure
  • you're struggling with a relationship at home/at work
  • you're experiencing conflict in the workplace
  • you'd like to learn how to be more assertive
Stress Management Plus provide the following:

SMP Training

To provide support to staff, managers and the organisation more widely, helping to improve and enhance wellbeing, and performance

One-to-one coaching

We provide coaching with a view to

  • promoting wellbeing and preventing and managing stress
  • improving performance
  • improving personal effectiveness


Please contact us for further details of the above on 0118 9721820 or email info@stressmanagementplus.com




We're helping organisations (see our client list) to save money every day, just in reducing sick absence costs and the costs of under-performance.

Get in touch now to start doing the same for your organisation today. Here are some example case studies demonstrating the benefits of investing in wellbeing.

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