Update from the EAPA 2018 conference

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Update from the EAPA 2018 conference

This week, EAPA UK chair, Neil Mountford reports on his recent attendance at the EAPA 2018 conference. I was delighted to have the opportunity to attend the EAPA 2018 conference last month, held in Minneapolis. This is the leading conference for the U.S. EAP industry but is also attended by EAP professionals from around the world.  It was encouraging to see good international representation and to have the opportunity to catch up with colleagues and understand how EAP is [...]

Managing workplace mental health more effectively

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Managing workplace mental health more effectively

Yesterday was National Stress Awareness Day, a day created by mental health charity, Mind, to encourage people to take a moment to think about their wellbeing. It’s also a great opportunity for employers to look at what more they can do to support mental wellbeing at work. The latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), released last week, show that work-related stress and mental illness now accounts for over half of work absences. In total, 15.4 million working [...]

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.

Branch meeting minutes – September 2018

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Branch meeting minutes - September 2018

The minutes from the last Branch meeting held on Tuesday 25 September are now available in the members area here. The minutes include an update on the following areas:
  • EAP calculator launch
  • Response to Thriving at Work report
  • Buyers Guide update/response to NICE guidelines change
  • Marketing/PR activity review
  • [...]

Update on NICE guidance on depression

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Update on NICE guidance on depression

NICE has announced that it wants to consider additional current evidence before issuing a second draft of its adult depression guidelines. It will then re-consult stakeholders for a third time before final publication of the guidance in December 2019. In a statement last week, NICE admitted that the ‘evidence base’ used to create the previous draft recommendations ‘needs updating’. This means that the guidance on depression will come nearly two years after the planned release of January [...]

CIPD launches revised guide on Mental Health for Managers

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CIPD launches revised guide on Mental Health for Managers

The CIPD, in association with mental health charity, Mind last week launched a revised and updated guide for managers to improve support for those experiencing stress and mental health issues at work. How people are treated and managed on a day-to-day basis is central to their mental well-being and engagement, as well as the level of trust in the employment relationship. CIPD research finds that management style is the second main cause of work-related stress, showing [...]

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 [...]

Latest news from EB Live 2018

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John Lewis’ Davison to discuss building a wellbeing culture at Employee Benefits Live

Nick Davison, partner and head of health, leisure and hotels for John Lewis Partnership, will discuss the benefits of putting health and wellbeing at the core of an organisation’s strategy at Employee Benefits Live 2018. The session, titled ‘Building a health and wellbeing culture for competitive advantage’, will form part of the ‘benefits on a budget’ conference stream on Wednesday 3 October. The session will be chaired by Neil Goodwin, [...]

EAP calculator delivers ROI figures for a future of benchmarking

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EAP calculator delivers ROI figures for a future of benchmarking

Earlier this week, as a partner of the Mad World Summit, EAPA was pleased to write an article for the summit website explaining why it has funded the Institute of Employment Studies (IES) to design and develop an EAP calculator. The article explains how buy-in for employee wellbeing initiatives has always been hampered by a lack of hard data. Making a case for investment into mental health [...]

New book on men’s mental health published today

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New book on men’s mental health published today

Today sees the publication of a new book, Positive Male Mind,  which aims to inspire positive dialogue around male mental health in a way that is practical and helps to address this taboo topic in the personal and corporate spheres. While it is geared towards a male audience, the book will also help friends, colleagues, and partners to support and aid their male relatives and friends with solutions, advice and tips for better wellbeing. Written by leading experts on the [...]

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