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 [...]

UK EAPA attending Health & Wellbeing at Work 2017!

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UK EAPA attending Health & Wellbeing at Work 2017!

The UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association is pleased to announce it will once again be hosting its Annual General Meeting at Health & Wellbeing at Work 2017. The event, which is all about improving the health and wellbeing of work-aged people, takes place on 7 and 8 March 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. It is the UK's leading event for HR and occupational health professionals and you can find out more about it here.

Latest ‘EAP Matters’ column published: Supporting vulnerable clients

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Latest 'EAP Matters' column published: Supporting vulnerable clients

In the latest issue of 'Counselling at Work', the 'EAP Matters' column is written by Kevin Friery, Clinical Lead (EAP) for RehabWorks Workplace Wellness, a Registered Provider member of UK EAPA. The article discusses how best to support vulnerable clients; and for those that have been referred through an EAP, recommends finding out what additional resources are available through the service or employer in order to deliver the most total care possible. You can [...]

New Employee Benefits research: 68% offer counselling as wellbeing benefit

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New Employee Benefits research: 68% offer counselling as a wellbeing benefit

More than two-thirds (68%) of employers offer access to counselling services or an employee assistance programme, according to research by Employee Benefits and Xerox HR Services. The Employee Benefits Research 2016 – which surveyed a total of 338 respondents in May 2016 - found that the majority (93%) of those who offer counselling services, do so as a core benefits provision for all staff. Almost half (49%) of employers participating in the [...]

Counselling support for employee and employer

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Counselling support for employee and employer

Counsellors need to be 'organisationally aware' to work successfully with employees, employers and employee assistance programme providers, says Nicola Banning in an article published in the April 2016 issue of Therapy Today. Click on the link to read the article that investigates the dual role of the counsellor in supporting the employee and the employer.

Latest UK EAPA Member Newsletter published!

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Latest UK EAPA Member Newsletter published!

The latest issue of the UK EAPA Member Newsletter (June 2016) has been published. You can read a version of the newsletter here, or you can email info@eapa.org.uk and ask to be added to our mailing list so you receive the next issue direct to your inbox!

Do EAPs deliver value for money?

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Do EAPs deliver value for money?

There is probably more anecdotal evidence about the eff­ectiveness of employee assistance programmes than about any other product or service in the group risk world. But anecdotal evidence is of limited use in formulating a concrete business case and what EAPs conspicuously lack in the UK is any authoritative [...]

What to do when an employee discloses mental health issues

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What to do when an employee discloses mental health issues

With one in six workers being affected by conditions such as anxiety, depression and stress, mental health is an issue that employers need to take seriously. In a recently published article on Business Matters, Andrew Kinder, Chair of UK EAPA takes a look at the positive steps managers can take to ensure that those disclosing mental health issues to their [...]

Keeping safe while working with suicidal clients

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Keeping safe while working with suicidal clients

Suicide is something many people find difficult to talk about, but it’s likely that if you’re a workplace counsellor or psychotherapist, client risk will be forming an increasing element of your caseload. In the third article in the ‘EAP Matters’ series in Counselling at Work’s 2016 Spring Edition, UK EAPA Executive Board Member, Amanda Smith, addresses how to work with clients who might be at risk of suicide. Click here [...]

Measuring returns on EAP investment – how can you get involved?

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Measuring returns on EAP investment - how can you get involved?

In an article on HR, UK EAPA's Andrew Kinder and Zofia Bajorek from Lancaster University's The Work Foundation outline the challenge of measuring the impact of EAPs. They discuss the research partnership that's underway between UK EAPA and The Work Foundation which will address many of the questions raised by those commissioning and purchasing EAPs and will attempt to [...]

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