June 2017 branch meeting: is technology in mental health a dream solution or a curse?

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June 2017 branch meeting: is technology in mental health a dream solution or a curse?

The next UK EAPA branch meeting takes place on Tuesday 20 June at the Linnean Society in Piccadilly. The session starts at 10:30 and we are pleased to welcome vice chair, Eugene Farrell, as our guest speaker. Eugene will discuss whether technology in mental health is a dream solution or a curse.

“Technology has a huge influence on our life and our work, it is changing how we act, think and relate to each other. Importantly, changing technology is having an effect upon how we monitor and treat mental health. Developments in things like gaming are being used in the treatment room, and new start up and apps are appearing daily. It is currently impossible to anticipate a set of benefits from the use of technology in mental health, and we can barely guess what patients’ reactions will be.  Some of us shudder at the thought of the use of email counselling, but why? During the session we will look at how limits in the use of technology can change and boundaries pushed back as people adapt and accept change,” said Eugene.

To confirm your attendance at the June branch meeting, please email info@eapa.org.uk.

EAPs are a missed opportunity for building people performance and productivity, says new UK EAPA research

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EAPs are a missed opportunity for building people performance and productivity, says new UK EAPA research

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) services are a missed opportunity for building people performance and productivity in the new era of digital working, according to research from the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association, produced by Lancaster University’s The Work Foundation.

Assessing the report findings, UK EAPA is calling for a re-positioning of the EAP as a business performance driver, promotion of the EAP as an everyday support service for wellbeing and life coaching; the need for more formal ROI processes and more collaboration between providers and employers to deliver both.

Email info@eapa.org.uk to request a copy of the report when it is published next week.

Supporting employees when trauma strikes

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Supporting employees when trauma strikes

For employers of any size, responding appropriately when an employee has been affected by a traumatic experience is a subtle art, and getting it wrong can have huge consequences, both individually and for the organisation. In this article recently published on Business Matters, Michael Jelley, UK EAPA Executive Board Member, takes a look at how employers, and SMEs in particular, can help their employees when they are impacted by trauma.

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