Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
An EAP or Employee Assistance Program is a counselling service provided by employers to their staff to support their staffs’ emotional & psychological well-being both in the workplace & in their personal lives. An EAP can help workplaces adopt a more proactive, preventative approach to workplace mental health & assist in creating a culture of care.
Counselling is an opportunity for an employee to have a confidential conversation with an experienced counsellor. It is a time to talk freely, to discuss strategies, develop skills & gain information & advice to improve well-being & life satisfaction.
With untreated mental health conditions resulting in over 6 million lost working days and 12 million days of reduced productivity every year in Australia EAP Assist can provide professional support to help workers experiencing mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression, to stay at or return to work, benefiting both the worker and the business.