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Employee Assistance Programme

A low cost, comprehensive employee benefit that also benefits the employer.

Clients are rapidly realising that not only do they need effective stress management initiatives in place, but also it is clearly in their interests to protect and improve the well-being of employees. Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), with support and counselling services are therefore increasingly a “must have” low cost addition to the benefit package with real advantage to both employer and employee. Typically the product provides a face to face and telephone counselling service, as well as an online portal with advice and information sheets on well-being, stress management and other points of advice.

Advantages to employer:

  • A robust defence against employee claims for work related stress, victimisation, bullying or harassment
  • Earlier detection and intervention for high risk cases of alcohol/ or drug dependency, perceived bullying or harassment
  • High perceived value by staff
  • Low cost way to enhance employee benefit package
  • Able to refer employees who are feeling stressed at an early stage to the EAP

Advantages to employee:

All members of the employee household can use the service for specialist help and counselling to help deal with major life events which can cause stress and anxiety – examples:

  • Buying a new home – mortgages, solicitors, surveys, costs, estate agents
  • Getting married – budgeting, guest list, venues, organisation, family friction
  • Managing money – budgeting, managing dept, credit cards, savings, tax
  • Family crisis – bereavement, caring for relative, legal, disputes
  • Personal crisis – divorce, separation, infertility, miscarriage, abuse
  • Staying healthy – your body, stress, nutrition, smoking and drinking
  • Illness – diagnosis, terminal illness, depression, car accident, addiction