About us


UK EAPA  – The Employee Assistance Professionals Association is a not-for-profit organisation that represents the interests of individuals and organisations concerned with employee assistance, psychological health and wellbeing in the UK.

Members include external and internal EAP providers, purchasers, counsellors, consultants and trainers working in the field of employee health and wellbeing.

Our mission is to promote the highest standards of practice and the continuing development of employee assistance programmes (EAPs) in the UK and the Association exists to:

  • Support and promote the EAP industry in the UK.
  • Promote the development of the employee assistance profession.
  • Develop, maintain and apply standards of practice, guidelines and a code of ethics to members.

UK EAPA was established in 1998 and works beyond the EAPA global standards that are adapted local to the UK market; this makes the UK EAPA Standards of Professional Practice the only credible set of standards to which EAP providers operate.

The Association represents the UK EAP industry to government and other professional bodies and actively takes part in consultation and as providing commentary to the media on mental health and work related issues.

The UK EAPA is a branch of EAPA International based in the USA. EAPA International is the dominant professional body for Employee Assistance Professionals that sets standards, discipline and ethics across the globe, as well as being an accrediting professional body for EAP practice through the CEAP qualification. For more information on EAPA International go to www.eap-association.org.


UK EAPA Branch Bylaws

Guidelines for EAP Audit & Evaluation

UK EAPA Standards Framework – This replaces previously published versions of the UK EAPA Standards.

UK EAPA Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure

UK EAPA Code of Ethics

Counsellors Guide to working with EAPs – A Guide that covers the clinical and commercial aspects of EAP delivery, as well as the practicalities of working as a counsellor in an EAP context. It also offers some hints and tips for affiliate counsellors to support their work with providers.

Contact EAPA

EAPA are pleased to accept your questions about the EAP industry. Please use the Contact us page or the form here.

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