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 [...]

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 [...]

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