UK EAPA publishes guide for counsellors working with EAPs

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The UK EAPA has published a new guide to support counsellors working with Employee Assistance Programmes.

  The 'Counsellors’ Guide to working with EAPs' discusses the clinical and commercial aspects of EAP delivery, as well as the practicalities of working as a counsellor in an EAP context. It also offers some hints and tips for affiliate counsellors to support their work with providers.   Neil Mountford, Vice Chair of the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association, who [...]

New EAPA President writes to UK members

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In a letter to UK EAPA members, newly elected EAPA President, Lucy Henry, calls for all members to take responsibility for the employee assistance profession and work together to grow the industry.

  Dear UK EAPA members   It is with great humility that I step into the role of President of EAPA. In taking on this role it is my desire to see our Association grow and become much more inclusive to our members outside of the US.   The theme of this year’s EAPA Conference in Orlando was [...]

UK EAPA welcomes first national waiting time targets for mental health

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Steps announced last week by the Government to support improvements in the delivery of mental health services is an important move towards enhancing the mental health of the nation, says UK EAPA.

  “Ensuring those who are experiencing mental health distress can quickly access appropriate services is vital to supporting their recovery, as has been demonstrated by the employee assistance industry in recent years,” says Andrew Kinder, chair of the UK EAPA.   Research conducted by the UK EAPA in [...]

Tackling stress in the workplace – UK EAPA comments in Employee Benefits

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Easing the pressure on employees, UK EAPA talks about tackling stress in the workplace

In a recently published article, UK EAPA Executive Board Member, Eugene Farrell, talks about stress in the workplace and the range of solutions, particularly EAPs, that employers can access to talk more and begin to minimise the impact of stress among employees. According to Eugene Farrell, it's important for employesr to build a robust approach to tackling stress, "...including training line managers to identify warning signs, promoting [...]

UK mental health services not coping with demand, says new research

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UK mental health services not coping with demand, says new research

The UK EAPA agrees with the importance of highlighting the latest findings from the ‘We Need to Talk’ that indicates how mental health services in the UK are not coping with current demand. Findings from the Coalition’s report highlight that one in ten people are waiting a year between referral and assessment to [...]

Health & Wellbeing at Work 2015 to host UK EAPA Annual General Meeting

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Health & Wellbeing at Work 2015 to host UK EAPA Annual General Meeting

The UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association is pleased to announce that it will once again host its Annual General Meeting AGM as part of the Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference on 3 and 4 March 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham. Full details of the AGM and the Conference’s EAP stream – which will focus around the issue of workplace conflict – will be available soon at

New UK EAPA Publication: Domestic Violence and EAPs

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New UK EAPA Publication: Domestic Violence and EAPs

A new publication from the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association takes a look at the role of EAPs specifically in supporting both employers and victims of domestic violence. The factsheet, Domestic Violence and EAPs, discusses the key factors to consider when creating a domestic violence policy and reviews how EAPs can help to support and address this issue. It also takes an in-depth look at how one organisation has, with the full support of their [...]

Rapid access to treatment will help employees stay in work: UK EAPA comment on the mental health of the nation

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Rapid access to treatment will help employees stay in work: UK EAPA comment on the mental health of the nation

In her annual report on the mental health of the nation, the government’s Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, reports that working days lost due to stress, depression and anxiety have increased by 24% since 2009 and the number of working days lost due to serious mental health [...]

The mental health threat to your business – UK EAPA in Business Matters

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The mental health threat to your business – UK EAPA in Business Matters

According to Amanda Smith, Executive Board member of the UK EAPA, mental illness is much more common and costly to employers than most realise. She reminds us that one in five adults will experience a diagnosable mental illness in any given year and more workers are absent from work because of stress and anxiety than any physical illness or injury. In this article in

COHPA SUMMER RECEPTION WITH DAME CAROL BLACK on 9 July 2014

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COHPA SUMMER RECEPTION WITH DAME CAROL BLACK on 9 July 2014

COHPA will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary by hosting a Summer Drinks Reception and BBQ on Wednesday 9 July 2014 from 6:30 – 10:30pm at the Royal College of Physicians, London. The guest of honour for the event will be Professor Dame Carol Black DBE who will share her thoughts on the future for OH. For ticket and event information please download the booking form.

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