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Carl Tisone, Founder – Employee Assistance Research Foundation, to speak at UK EAPA Annual Dinner 2015

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Carl Tisone, Founder – Employee Assistance Research Foundation, to speak at UK EAPA Annual Dinner 2015

The UK EAPA is delighted to announce that Carl Tisone, founder of the Employee Assistance Research Foundation and co-founder of PPC, is to be the guest speaker at the UK EAPA Annual Dinner on Tuesday 3 March 2015.

Carl has more than 34-years of experience in the behavioural health care field and in 1994 he was recognised as a field pioneer by his election to the Employee Assistance ‘Hall of Fame’ of EAP Digest. He has been instrumental in the development of the profession through his work with the Employee Assistance Professionals Association and many other board and committee appointments. From the mid-1980s he has been a leader in the development of international Employee Assistance services with the launch of PPC Worldwide, an organisation that has helped to expand the EAP concept throughout Europe, Africa, South America and the Pacific Rim.

The second UK EAPA Annual Dinner takes place the evening before the Annual General Meeting which is being held once again this year as part of the Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference.

The event is open to UK EAPA members, their guests and non-members.

Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis and capacity at the venue is limited. If you would like to attend, book your place by submitting your completed booking form.

Why Mental Health Matters 2015 – How do Businesses Deal With it?

Written by Vicky Mulchinock on . Posted in Events

Why Mental Health Matters 2015 – How do Businesses Deal With it?

 

The UK EAPA is pleased to be a media partner for Maudsley Learning’s second annual one-day conference that will discuss ways of tackling mental health issues in the workplace.

 

Taking place on Friday 23 January 2015, ‘Why Mental Health Matters – How do Businesses Deal With It?’ features speakers including Professor Sir Cary Cooper, Professor Steven Bevan (Centre for Workforce Effectiveness, The Work Foundation), Linda Holbeche (Imperial College), Paul Litchfield (Chief Medical Office, BT Group) and Dr Steve Boorman (Chief Medical Officer, Capita PIP Assessment Services).

 

The conference will combine hands-on workshops and case studies focusing on areas including preventive strategies, promoting wellbeing, benchmarking best practice and flexible working.

 

The latest Conference programme is available to download here. And UK EAPA members can benefit from a substantial discount on bookings for the event!

 

The standard delegate pass is £359 (+VAT) but for UK EAPA members, places are available at the special rate of £200 (+VAT). To access this discount visit the following link – https://wmhm2.eventbrite.co.uk/?discount=EAPA200 – which will automatically reflect the discount. Or enter EAPA200 in the Promotional Code box on the booking page.

 

New study confirm effectiveness of EAPs in helping staff overcome challenges

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New study confirm effectiveness of EAPs in helping staff overcome challenges

The results of a new survey have confirmed that EAPs are a cost-effective solution to enable employees to overcome challenges at home and at work.

 

“It is significant to note that the latest XpertHR EAP research confirms a healthily competitive marketplace for EAPs and the UK EAPA would support this by encouraging any organisation that is considering implementing or reviewing their EAP offer to consider quality of service and standards of professional practice. By appointing an EAP that has achieved Registered EAP Provider status within the industry is a positive step to ensure that you’re working with an industry leading supplier and partner,” said Andrew Kinder, chair of the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association.

 

The XpertHR research involved 156 organisations, two-thirds (66%) of whom offer an EAP to employees, with an additional 17% considering introducing a programme.

 

Notable findings from the study include:

 

  • 96% of those surveyed engage a third party to provide their EAP.
  • 82% of employers provide face-to-face counselling for employees and rate this as the most effective aspect of an EAP.
  • 90% provide telephone counselling and 89% have an advice or information helpline.
  • 79% of EAPs utilise online resources – an increase from 51% in 2009.
  • The average annual running cost of an EAP was £14.85 per employee.
  • 66% of employers say their EAP completely or partially justified its cost. Not one employer said it did not.

 

You can read the latest XpertHR EAP research in full here.

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