MANAGING MENTAL HEALTH AT WORK
Many employees will experience and be affected by varying degrees of stress and anxiety. To help employers support the mental health and wellbeing needs of their employees, an Employee Assistance Programme can help mitigate the risks.
A typical EAP will include a confidential 24/7 helpline that employees (and their dependents) can call to discuss their worries or concerns with qualified professionals. They can provide advice for many of life’s events including:
- Relationship difficulties
- Health anxiety
- Remote working issues
- Financial concerns
- Childcare and Eldercare
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 that 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.