What is an Employee Assistance Program?

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to improve the psychological wellbeing of all employees and their immediate family. The aim is to provide preventive and proactive interventions for the early detection, identification, and/or resolution of both work and personal problems that may adversely affect performance and wellbeing. The areas covered by an EAP include relationships, health, trauma, substance abuse, gambling and other addictions, financial problems, depression, anxiety disorders, psychiatric disorders, communication problems, legal matters, and coping with change.

How can an EAP help my business?

The provision of an EAP has a wide range of proven business benefits, including increased productivity, reduced absenteeism and reduced turnover. Employees don’t need to wait to seek assistance. If an appointment is needed, this can usually be arranged in just a few days, which reduces the likelihood of a problem causing issues for your business because your employees are unable to cope.

Please contact Dr John Forbes if you would like more information.