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A problem shared…

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017


I like talking. Some people might say a bit too much…

I suppose it’s always been a big part of my job. Asking people questions and listening to answers, turning the information I hear into a press release, feature, or news story.

Until recently I had never realised the immense power of talk to help people.

Our recent work with two organisations - the new South Yorkshire Chaplaincy & Listening Service and Derwent Rural Counselling Service - has emphasised the importance of being able to have a conversation if you need help or are struggling.

One service offers a listening service for people in workplaces across the South Yorkshire region and builds on existing active services – the Sheffield Sports Chaplaincy and Sheffield Listening Services – and is available to everyone in the workplace, irrespective of their faith.

The other, Derwent Rural Counselling Service (DRCS), is a charitable organisation offering talking therapies and wellbeing programmes for individuals, schools and employers across Derbyshire including the Peak District.

Both are designed as a support network for people struggling with the pressures of life – whether that is encouragement and support to therapy and counselling.

Often the hardest part is acknowledging you have a problem and need to talk to someone. Many feel there is no-one to turn to or there are stigmas around mental health issues.

But there has never been a better time than now to pick up the phone or call in and have a conversation about how you feel and benefit from the help that others can provide. 

Talking therapy is a great way to get to grips with how you feel and how you can decide what’s best for you.

Effective listening can provide the space, security and respect you may need to be understood better. You can clarify your thoughts or feelings, process events and issues in a way that empowers you and helps your decision making. 

It doesn’t matter who you talk to, but if you are struggling, you should talk to someone.

DRCS can be contacted on 0800 047 6861 and SYCLS can be contacted on 07971 399514.


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We work with the media to place news stories about our clients and as a reputable PR company, we work with individual journalists to raise awareness of businesses, key individuals within organisations and to position those individuals as experts within any given business sector. This is our bread and butter and it is an element of public relations that we excel at - gaining strong media coverage for all of our clients.

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Generating grammatically correct copy which reads well and has appropriate ‘tone of voice,’ is a forgotten consideration for many companies. As PR professionals - from websites to brochures, speeches to Chairman’s statements, awards submissions to newsletters, Agent Public Relations can deliver fast, efficient copywriting to support your business, whatever the sector.

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Media Relations

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We work with the media to place news stories about our clients and as a reputable PR company, we work with individual journalists to raise awareness of businesses, key individuals within organisations and to position those individuals as experts within any given business sector. This is our bread and butter and it is an element of public relations that we excel at - gaining strong media coverage for all of our clients.

Crisis Management

Crisis Management

Forming a crucial part of PR strategy, Agent Public Relations has looked after the reputations of clients on a national level through the darkest of times and can handle all aspects of crisis communications from strategy through to internal communications and managing the media so that you can get on with running the business. If crisis PR is what you need - you will not find a more experienced team in the Sheffield/South Yorkshire region.

Digital & Social Media

Social Media

Agent Public Relations has been pioneering the use of digital and social media within public relations strategies for many years. As part of our PR remit, we offer content creation and delivery, consultancy and management on all aspects of digital and social media. If you need a website, video content or social media services, we can help you to find the right platforms, remove the workload from your business and make best use of digital media.

Copy Writing

Copy Writing

Generating grammatically correct copy which reads well and has appropriate ‘tone of voice,’ is a forgotten consideration for many companies. As PR professionals - from websites to brochures, speeches to Chairman’s statements, awards submissions to newsletters, Agent Public Relations can deliver fast, efficient copywriting to support your business, whatever the sector.

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Agent Public Relations was established in 2013 by Abby Worsnip and Iain Greenhalgh with the aim of bringing national public relations  or PR values to a regional client base covering Sheffield, South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and beyond.

Our PR expertise comes from connecting with businesses and journalists and understanding the best way to raise, protect and maintain the profile of our clients. Our past experience in journalism, central government, in-house and agency public relations roles combined with our trade qualifications in journalism and digital media is unmatched in Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

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