Health and Wellbeing@Work 2018

Written by Vicky Mulchinock on . Posted in News

Health and Wellbeing@Work 2018

EAPA was again delighted to be a partner of this year’s Health & Wellbeing@Work conference at the NEC in Birmingham.

“This is the seventh year that EAPA has participated in the conference, both as an exhibitor and contributor to the speaker programme and we would like to thank Sterling Events for another successful conference and for its continuing support of EAPA’s involvement. We were delighted to receive so many visitors and so much interest in the work of the Association at the event with this year being particularly significant as it saw the launch of the new EAP Return on Investment tool on the EAPA website,” said Neil Mountford, Chair of EAPA UK.

As in previous years, the EAPA AGM was held during the conference and EAPA was delighted to welcome Professor Stephen Bevan from the Institute of Employment Studies as the guest speaker.  EAPA commissioned the IES last year to develop the ROI tool and the AGM provided Professor Bevan with the opportunity to discuss the approach he has taken to the development of the algorithm that sits behind the tool. During his presentation he also explained the assumptions made and provided some practical demonstrations based on a number of different scenarios. “There was considerable interest from the attendees with a good discussion around how we can continue to refine and develop the EAP ROI tool.  Over time, the aim is to use the data captured to develop a UK benchmark of EAP providers to help employers make more informed judgements of EAP value and quality as well as form the basis for further research and development,” said Neil.

EAPA was also delighted to make two membership awards at the AGM, to Andrew Kinder and Stephen Bevan, recognising the outstanding contribution each has made to furthering and promoting the interests of EAPs. Andrew Kinder was awarded Emeritus Member  and Stephen was made an Honorary Member.

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