Research calls for greater line manager awareness of mental health issues

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Research calls for greater line manager awareness of mental health issues

Research recently published by Unum in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation reveals that just one-third (34%) of workers who experienced mental health problems in the last five years felt well supported by their line managers. It reports that line managers routinely underestimate how well their workplace supports staff mental health and wellbeing. Nearly half (45%) of the managers surveyed here thought that an employee experiencing a mental [...]

Latest issue of UK EAPA Newsletter published!

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Latest issue of UK EAPA Newsletter published!

The latest issue of the UK EAPA Member Newsletter has just been published. Featuring articles on topics including the recent EAPA annual general meeting, Paul Roberts’ emeritus award and EAP taxation. The newsletter also shares details of the June 2017 branch meeting. To read the newsletter, just click here.

Programme announced for 2017 EAEF conference

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Programme announced for 2017 EAEF conference

The Employee Assistance European Forum’s (EAEF)AEF annual conference takes place on 15 and 16 June 2017 in Milan, Italy. This year’s conference these is ‘EAP: making a continued difference in times of change’ and will feature speakers looking at topics such as the integration of occupational psychology and psychiatry with EAPs and how to calculate the rate of return on EAPs. UK EAPA chair, Neil Mountford, is also [...]

June 2017 branch meeting: is technology in mental health a dream solution or a curse?

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June 2017 branch meeting: is technology in mental health a dream solution or a curse?

The next UK EAPA branch meeting takes place on Tuesday 20 June at the Linnean Society in Piccadilly. The session starts at 10:30 and we are pleased to welcome vice chair, Eugene Farrell, as our guest speaker. Eugene will discuss whether technology in mental health is a dream solution or a curse. “Technology has a huge influence on our life and our work, it is changing how we act, think and relate to each other. Importantly, changing [...]

The importance of measuring outcomes

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The importance of measuring outcomes

In the latest issue of 'Counselling at Work', UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association Board Secretary, Amanda Smith, talks about the important issue of measuring outcomes. “Depending on your professional background and theoretical orientation, you may embrace outcome measurement or remain resistant to reporting. Increasingly, organisations, both within and outside of the primary and secondary tier healthcare settings, look to use outcome measurements to improve efficacy, look for [...]

Paul Roberts receives Emeritus Award from UK EAPA

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Paul Roberts receives Emeritus Award from UK EAPA

UK EAPA Board member, Paul Roberts, was presented with award of Emeritus Member at the March 2017 Annual General Meeting. This award is given in recognition of Paul’s ongoing commitment and dedication to the employee assistance and industry profession. The award of Emeritus Member to Paul Roberts is richly deserved. Paul has been an active contributor to the UK EAPA Board over many years and through [...]

UK EAPA elects new Chair, Neil Mountford

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UK EAPA elects new Chair, Neil Mountford

The UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association is pleased to confirm the election of Neil Mountford as its new Chair. Speaking on his election at the Association’s Annual General Meeting held at the Health & Wellbeing at Work 2017 conference on 7 March 2017, Neil, who is Network Development Manager (EMEA) at Optum, said: “I would like to thank the UK EAPA membership for their vote of confidence in passing my election to the post of Chair. I am proud to have been associated [...]

UK EAPA and The Work Foundation research papers now available to download

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UK EAPA and The Work Foundation research papers now available to download

The UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association's (UK EAPA) recently published research report into the evolution of EAPs, investigating the use, impact and reach of EAPs in today’s organisations is now available to download, free of charge, from the Association's website. In the study, HR managers pointed to an ongoing stigma associated with the EAP, as a counselling service primarily for staff with mental health issues, limiting the use of the [...]

Mental health matters in organisations of every size

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Mental health matters in organisations of every size

Mental health is a hot topic in the news agenda at the moment and it’s an important issue that organisations of every size need to take seriously. In a recent article for Business Matters, UK EAPA Chair, Andrew Kinder, takes a look at SMEs and considers their options to minimise the impact of mental health on their business and employees. “As an employer you’re not in a position where you can control all elements of an employee’s life, influencing what happens in and out of [...]

Access the latest Employee Benefits’ buyer’s guide to EAPs

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Access the latest Employee Benefits' buyer's guide to EAPs

Are you reviewing your current Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offering or thinking about commissioning a programme for your organisation? There are lots of resources available to help you identify the best solution for your employees and your business. The Employee Benefits' 'Buyer's guide to employee assistance programmes' provides a [...]

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