UK EAPA has published a range of documents and guides to assist with the commissioning or delivery of EAPs, as well as to discuss issues relating to EAPs and wellbeing in the workplace.
EAP research update: A new EAP calculator to demonstrate the value of EAPs (October 2018) – a summary report of EAPA-commissioned research by the Institute of Employment Studies
EAP research report: The evolution of employee assistance: investigating the use, impact and reach of EAPs in today’s organisations(November 2016) – a summary report of EAPA-commissioned research by The Work Foundation.
EAPA research summary: The effectiveness of EAP counselling interventions (November 2014) – a summary report of EAPA-commissioned research from CORE-IMS
EAP Guidelines – This comprehensive document provides information and advice on issues relating to EAP commissioning, delivery and evaluation.
EAPA Standards Framework (updated 2015)
EAP Buyers Guide – This guide is designed for organisations that wish to commission a new or review of an existing EAP and includes information on the type, format and remit of EAPs.
EAP Market Watch Report (2013) – The EAP Market Watch Report presents an overview of the reach and coverage of EAPs in the UK today.
What is an EAP?
An EAP is a strategic and cost-effective workplace programme that is designed to assist productivity and attendance issues within the workplace and support employees to identify and resolve personal concerns that may affect job performance.
These issues might include health, marital, family, financial, alcohol, drug, legal, emotional, stress, or other personal issues.
EAPs act as a gateway to a wide range of services and support functions, including:
- Counselling and other short-term psychological services
- Money advice and debt management
- Child and eldercare information services
- Legal information and guidance
- Information on emotional, work-life and workplace issues
- Management referrals and support.
- Management information on interventions
Over the years EAPs have become an integral tool in an organisation’s attempts to engage employees and support the health and wellbeing of its workforce.
For the latest information on the tax status of EAPs, please refer to the HMRC website.