UK EAPA welcomes NICE recommendations to improve employee health and wellbeing
The UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) welcomes the recently published recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) regarding ‘Workplace policy and management practices to improve the health and wellbeing of employees’.
“Achieving the focus on health and wellbeing in the workplace, as recommended in this latest NICE report, will help organisations to develop and sustain a strong workplace for the future. As outlined by NICE, promoting the health and wellbeing of employees is good practice and will enable employers to create a healthy and productive workplace, something that EAPs have been encouraging and enabling for many years,” said Andrew Kinder, chair of the UK EAPA.
“EAPs have a unique role in supporting employees to identify and resolve personal concerns and issues that may affect job performance. In tandem with the recommendations in this report, it’s important to consider the capability and expertise EAPs have to enable line managers to effectively support their people and equip them with the knowledge and confidence that’s necessary to support employees who are struggling with this type of issue.
“The opportunity to make management referrals to the EAP and also encouraging employees to make direct contact with their EAP too is an important factor in addressing the effect that a poor working environment – and its impact on mental wellbeing – can have on peoples’ lives,” he said.
To read the NICE recommendation in full, just follow this link.