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 [...]

UK EAPA’s latest research to quantify the ‘return on investment’ of EAPs

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UK EAPA’s latest research to quantify the ‘return on investment’ of EAPs

Following the recent publication of UK EAPA’s research in partnership with the Work Foundation into the use, impact and reach of EAPs in today’s organisation, the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association’s next research project will quantify the ‘return on investment’ of employers’ investment in these programmes. “The UK EAPA has asked The Work Foundation, alongside Professor Stephen Bevan [...]

Latest ‘EAP Matters’ column: the magic art of mediation

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Latest ‘EAP Matters’ column: the magic art of mediation

In the latest issue of ‘Counselling at Work’, the ‘EAP Matters’ column is written by Timmy Kurtuldum, Training and Mediation Manager at CiC, a Registered Provider member of UK EAPA. If you’re an affiliate counsellor and have every wondered if mediation is for you, this article is a great starting point as it talks about the skills required to play a part in a successful mediation. “It's too [...]

UK EAPA welcomes PM’s plans to do more to assist people with mental health conditions

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UK EAPA welcomes PM's plans to do more to assist people with mental health conditions

The Prime Minister’s announcement this week of plans to do more to help those with mental health conditions is a move welcomed by the employee assistance industry, says Andrew Kinder, Chair of the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association. This is a bold move that underlines the importance of employers and providers working together to promote and protect the mental health of the UK’s workforce. Employee assistance programmes (EAPs) [...]

Support employees to avoid the temptation to ‘catastrophise’ Brexit

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Support employees to avoid the temptation to 'catastrophise' Brexit

In the latest issue of theHRDIRECTOR, UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association Chair, Andrew Kinder, discusses the importance of supporting employees as we embark on the challenging and unfamiliar road to Brexit. He says: "Without support there is the potential for employees to 'catastrophise' Brexit, where they start to think negatively about the impact and future, almost before the full picture has been [...]

New blog: Virtual therapists and predictive mental health apps – the future of the EAP?

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Virtual therapists and predictive mental health apps - the future of the EAP?

All the forces of modern work appear to be pushing for a freewheeling workforce: more mobile and individuals working remotely; the rise of the gig economy; the dominance of digital technology, says Andrew Kinder, chair of the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association. Despite the headlines, The Work Foundation is clear in its new campaign for ‘Good Work’ that, in this context, employers in future will increasingly be reliant on motivating a [...]

Five ways to improve awareness and impact of an EAP – the latest EAPA blog!

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Five ways to improve awareness and impact of an EAP

Andrew Kinder, Chair, UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association In a new report from The Work Foundation into how employers are using EAPs, HR managers pointed to an ongoing stigma associated with the EAP. More often than not it’s seen as a counselling service, particularly for staff with mental health issues, putting a lid on the EAP for wider use. It’s a situation not helped by what the HR managers in the report acknowledge as being low-level [...]

Latest EAPA blog: Creating a national map of psychological wellbeing at work

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Creating a national map of psychological wellbeing at work

We know the ratcheting up of pressures in modern life - faster, digitally-enhanced lifestyles combined with austerity and the particular woes of the squeezed middle - means all employees face unprecedented demands and anxieties. We also know that more organisations are using Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) to provide important support services, and use of services like counselling is rising. But as an industry, what we mostly see are only confused reports from [...]

December Branch Meeting: Data Protection… asset or liability?

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Data Protection: Asset or Liability?

Personal information is a key asset. Expectations are higher than ever that organisations will take appropriate measures to address data protection risk. At the same time, personal information must be used efficiently to deliver effective services, raise funds and protect individuals. The current law is over 20 years old and often struggles to cope with recent technological changes – such as privacy and big data; cloud services; mobile working; anonymisation and online marketing. With the [...]

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