Archive for January, 2016

Dr Keon West to speak at 2016 UK EAPA Annual Dinner

Written by Vicky Mulchinock on . Posted in Events

Dr Keon West to speak at 2016 UK EAPA Annual Dinner

The UK EAPA is delighted to announce Dr Keon West as the guest speaker at the third UK EAPA Annual Dinner, which is being held in partnership with COHPA.

The event takes place at the Hilton Hotel Metropole on the first evening of the annual Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference held at the NEC, Tuesday 8 March 2016.

Dr. West of Goldsmiths, University of London and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society is an expert in the field of diversity and will make a highly interactive presentation that will examine our own personal reactions to the subject of mental health. He is a social psychologist who investigates ways of understanding group-based identity and behaviour, as well as improving communication and interactions between different groups of people. He has written and lectured extensively on issues of identity, diversity and prejudice.

Tickets are available for members and non-members of the UK EAPA and COHPA at a cost of £60 per person (inc VAT). The dress code for the event is lounge suits.

To reserve your place at the Annual Dinner, please complete and return the event booking form by Wednesday 10 February, along with your remittance.


UK EAPA publishes new EAP Standards Framework

Written by Vicky Mulchinock on . Posted in Events

UK EAPA publishes new EAP Standards Framework

New standards for providers of Employee Assistance Programmes have been published by the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association.

“The UK EAPA Standards Framework has been updated to support the continued delivery and achievement of safe, appropriate and effective, quality Employee Assistance services. As the employee assistance landscape has changed in recent years, it has been necessary for the Association to evolve and update the Standards to ensure that they reflect the current needs of employers, employees and all those involved in EAP procurement and delivery,” explained Andrew Kinder, Chair of the UK EAPA.

The new Standards Framework has been developed for EAP services in all types of organisations in the UK and further afield and are applicable to all types of EAP delivery.

“UK EAPA Registered Provider member are organisations that commit to meet our strict criteria relating to EAP standards, professional practice and programme delivery, as set out in the Standards Framework. In addition, the UK EAPA acknowledges that the revised Standards Framework represents an important document for all those involved in the employee assistance industry, particularly employers that are procuring EAPs or reviewing their existing services,” added Andrew Kinder.

Key changes made in the revised UK EAPA Standards Framework include the way that specific Standards are clarified and quantified, ensuring there is less opportunity for interpretation and helping to ensure that each Standard can be upheld more readily by providers.

Click here to read the new UK EAPA Standards Framework.

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