Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)

Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)

Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) give compassionate support to your employees, whatever challenges they face, with services available 24/7, 365 days a year.

When employees’ experience personal problems, whether at home or at work, it can have a negative impact on their job performance and concentration levels – which is where an employee assistance programme can prove invaluable.

At a significantly low cost, implementing an EAP can bring a number of benefits:

  • It can help to reduce your absence costs; The Independent Review of Mental Health and Employers report states that the annual cost of mental health to employers is a staggering £42 billion per year!
  • Giving your employees and their family access to telephone (or face to face) counselling support and access to legal experts on a variety of areas, ranging from financial fears to consumer or family issues and concerns, means they are more motivated and therefore more productive in the workplace
  • It demonstrates your duty of care to your employees; enhancing your reputation, it can also make the workplace a happier place to be
  • Allows you to refer an employee if you have concerns about their wellbeing