Employee Assistance Programmes
Help at Hand 24/7
It’s been a tough year and many employees have been affected by varying degrees of stress and anxiety.
So wouldn’t it be great if there was a product which could help mitigate the risks to your employees’ mental health and wellbeing?
Well, there is and it’s called an Employee Assistance Programme, commonly referred to as an EAP.
A typical EAP will include a confidential 24/7 helpline which employees (and their dependants) can call to discuss their worries or concerns with qualified professionals. They can provide advice for many of life’s events including: -
Remote working issues
Childcare and Eldercare
12.8% of days lost through sickness absence in the UK were due to mental health conditions
Office for National Statistics 2018
Your Duty of Care
In addition to the helpline, many employee assistance programmes have evolved to offer the following services: -
Face-to-face, Live Chat and Email counselling
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) sessions
An app which allows you to have EAP tools and contact information with you at all times
The introduction of an employee assistance programme will not only show your staff that you’re a caring employer, it will also help you achieve your duty of care obligations.