Diary date: EAPA branch meeting, 5 December 2018, Linnean Society, Piccadilly

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Diary date: EAPA branch meeting, 5 December 2018, Linnean Society, Piccadilly

The next EAPA branch meeting will take place at 11.00 on Wednesday 5 December at the Linnean Society on Piccadilly. Coffee will be available from 10.30am. The guest speaker will be announced in due course and a full agenda with timings will be circulated nearer to the event. In the meantime, please email info@eapa.org.uk to confirm your attendance.

Mad World Summit London, 9 October 2018

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EAPA is delighted to be supporting the Mad World Summit, taking place on 9 October in London. Good mental health in the workplace is fundamental to business success and Mad World is playing a key role in this by putting mental health at the heart of the business agenda.

With an impressive line-up of over 50 cross-industry speakers, the focus of the event is about moving from stigma to solutions when it comes to workplace wellbeing. The comprehensive agenda features interactive roundtables, in-depth conference steams, an exhibition and networking opportunities throughout the day.

“We are really pleased to be a part of Mad World. It’s vital that businesses have the right plans in place to support their employees and develop positive mental health throughout their workplaces. As partners of the summit, we can continue to raise awareness and understanding around the role EAPs can play in helping organisations to achieve this,” said Neil Mountford, chair of UK EAPA.

As a supporter of the event, EAPA is pleased to be able to extend a 30% discount on the delegate price to all EAPA members who may be interested in attending the event in October.

If you would like to take up this opportunity, register here and input the discount code: EAPA30.

EAPA partners with Employee Benefits Live

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EAPA partners with Employee Benefits Live

EAPA is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Employee Benefits Live, Europe’s largest employee benefits and reward event, which takes place on 2-3 October 2018 at the ExCeL, London.

“We are delighted to have become partner for this year’s Employee Benefits Live event. It’s vital that businesses have wellbeing programmes in place that support their employees and help create healthy workplaces. As partners of the event, we can continue to raise awareness and understanding around the role EAPs can play in helping organisations to achieve this,” said Neil Mountford, chair of UK EAPA.

Employee Benefits Live is a two-day event for HR, reward and benefits professionals, featuring an extensive exhibition and a comprehensive multi-stream conference programme. Delegates will be able to gain insight from leading industry experts and specialists as well as network with their peers, colleagues, industry providers and consultants. You can get more information or to register for the show here.

Kavitha Sivasubramaniam, editor at Employee Benefits, said: “EAPs offer support to people when they need it, often when they don’t know where else to turn. EAPA has a crucial role to play in ensuring they continue to provide this support, as well as ensuring best practice standards are maintained. We are delighted that EAPA has come on board as an event partner to support what promises to be the biggest and best Employee Benefits Live to date.”

EAPA supports the Mad World Summit, 9 October 2018

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EAPA supports the Mad World Summit, 9 October 2018

UK EAPA is delighted to be supporting the Mad World Summit, taking place on 9 October in London. Good mental health in the workplace is fundamental to business success and Mad World is playing a key role in this by putting mental health at the heart of the business agenda.

The focus of the event is about moving from stigma to solutions when it comes to workplace wellbeing and attendees will hear from an outstanding line up of speakers including:

  • Sir Ian Cheshire, Chairman, Barclays UK & Campaign Chair, Heads Together
  • Prof. Sir Cary Cooper CBE, 50th Anniversary Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester & President, CIPD
  • Professor Dame Carol Black, Principal, Newnham College & Expert Adviser to Public Health England & NHS England
  • Dr Charles Lattarulo, Global Director of Healthy Minds Program, American Express
  • Dr Shaun Davis, Global Director of Health, Safety, Wellbeing & Sustainability, Royal Mail Group
  • Dr Kai Haas, Managerial Occupational Physician/Health Management, Airbus
  • Mia VanStraelen, HR Director, IBM
  • Kimberley Swift, Health & Wellness Manager, PepsiCo
  • Becky Thoseby, Group Head of Wellbeing, Department for Transport (DfT)
  • Dr Pablo Vandenabeele, Medical Director – Mental Health, BUPA

The comprehensive agenda, which features keynote presentations, roundtables and networking opportunities, has been designed to benefit delegates in four ways:

  • Learn how to integrate mental health into existing wellbeing strategies
  • Gain inspiration from innovative leaders
  • Uncover the right solutions for your organisation
  • Share ideas and experiences with peers

“We are really pleased to be a part of Mad World. It’s vital that businesses have the right plans in place to support their employees and develop positive mental health throughout their workplaces. As partners of the summit, we can continue to raise awareness and understanding around the role EAPs can play in helping organisations to achieve this,” said Neil Mountford, chair of UK EAPA.

As a supporter of the event, EAPA is pleased to be able to extend a 30% discount on the delegate price to all EAPA members who may be interested in attending the event in October. Keep an eye out for a member update coming out soon with details of the discount code or email info@eapa.org.uk for the code should you wish to book sooner.

Diary date: EAPA branch meeting, 19 June 2018, Linnean Society, Piccadilly

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Diary date: EAPA branch meeting, 19 June 2018, Linnean Society, Piccadilly

The next EAPA branch meeting will take place at 11.30 on 19 June at the Linnean Society on Piccadilly. Coffee will be available from 11am. We are delighted to announce that Nick Pahl, CEO of the Society for Occupational Health has confirmed his attendance as our guest speaker. This will be a great opportunity to hear Nick’s insights into developments within the OH space and to discuss how our associations can collaborate to foster a stronger working relationship between EAPs and Occupational Health services.

If you have an OH colleague you would like to bring as a guest to participate in this part of the meeting we would be happy to welcome them. A full agenda with timings will be circulated shortly, but in the meantime, please email info@eapa.org.uk to confirm your attendance.

Protecture webinar on GDPR

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GPDR webinar

This is advance notice that EAPA and Protecture shall be running a webinar on one of the issues which concerns us all at present,  GDPR.  The date is 11 April at 10.00 am

Information on this will be sent out in the next few days, but the purpose of this note is to ensure that you receive this advance notice for your diaries.

The session will be run by Gary Shipsey of Protecture.  This organisation is a specialist consultancy rather than a legal firm and provides strategic advice on the objectives behind and the pitfalls of Data Protection.  His focus is the understanding of what is important for users and holders of sensitive information.

Details of the webinar and how to join will be sent out shortly.  The webinar will be hosted by Protecture.  I am not sure how many will be permitted to join at this stage: clearly we are trying to maximise numbers, but please be prepared to book promptly to secure your place.

EAPA AGM 2018

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EAPA AGM 2018

EAPA’s 2018 AGM took place at the Health & Wellbeing @ Work conference at the NEC in Birmingham on Tuesday 6 March at 5.15pm. This year’s meeting was particularly significant as it saw the launch of the UK’s first independently developed and researched Return on Investment calculator which has now been made available for employers and the EAP industry to use. The launch of the EAP ROI calculator marked the completion of an industry-funded research project, commissioned by EAPA and carried out by the Institute of Employment Studies (IES), over the last two years. Professor Stephen Bevan, who has led the development of the calculator at the IES, was the guest speaker at the AGM, demonstrating how the new EAP ROI tool works and explaining the calculations that lie behind it.

“This year’s AGM was a great opportunity for our members to get a first look at the calculator before it went live on the EAPA website as well as ask questions and discuss where we go next in terms of research or other projects to support the industry,” said EAPA Chair, Neil Mountford.

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 great introduction to EAPs, the latest programme innovations and discusses return on investment.

The UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association has also published a buyer’s guide to EAPs that includes information on the type, format and remit of EAPs, helping you to better understand the different types of programmes on offer, the level of account management you should expect and an overview of the type of questions you should ask a prospective provider. .

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 government confirming on 31st October 2016 that the UK will be implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, it is more important than ever to start preparing for it now.

The guest speaker at the UK EAPA’s December Branch Meeting on 7 December 2016 will look at the proposed EU Data Protection Directive, which has particular sensitivities in the context of vulnerable people. How will it differ from the current law? What could it mean for anyone who handles personal information?

Gary Shipsey is co-founder and Managing Director of Protecture and has 10 years of practical experience turning information law into practice, through a variety of information management roles in local government and at the Audit Commission. He has advised hundreds of schools, charities and care settings.

To confirm your attendance at the Branch Meeting, please download this form and return it by email to info@eapa.org.uk.

Dr Keon West to speak at 2016 UK EAPA Annual Dinner

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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.

 

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