Employee Assistance Program - small to medium enterprises
About EAP Employee Assistance Programs are employer-sponsored programs specifically designed to assist in working with a variety of workplace issues and provide a proactive approach to working with employees mental health issues. For small to medium sized businesses productivity lost from sick days can have a profound impact.
More employees are absent from work due to mental health issues such as stress and anxiety than from physical illness or injury.
Our low cost EAP is designed to add value and reduce days lost from mental health issues such as stress and anxiety.
The human benefits of mentally healthy workplaces include reduced absenteeism, a more engaged workforce and easier talent acquisition.
Some examples of psychological distress that may be effecting an employees ability to function at work may be:
- stress and anxiety - substance abuse - various addictions - emotional problems - parenting issues - health and lifestyle issues - financial and legal concerns - relationship issues - workplace bullying
Mental Health Plan Best practice for small to medium sized businesses is to have mental health plan and ensure all staff know what it is. The plan generally includes the following
- where in the organisation employees can access information on mental health conditions. Information can include resources from beyondblue and lifeline for example. - a commitment to provide staff with information and resources on how to look after their mental health - a commitment to provide a caring and supportive workplace to assist reduce stigma around mental health issues - encouraging staff who may be experiencing mental health issues to seek treatment and support early - support for employees who may have mental health condition to stay or return to work
EAP Packages Our EAP packages are low cost and designed especially for small to medium sized businesses and include
- preparation of a mental health plan - counselling sessions for employees located in Australia and around the world - regular newsletters that assist in raising awareness of mental health issues, reducing stigma around mental health and encouraging staff to take early action and reinforcing the firms support and commitment to assisting staff.
Our EAP's start at $1500 for an annual program.
EAP Benefits There are many benefits of implementing an EAP. Some of which include
- a reduction in sick days - reduction in workers compensation claims - reduction in staff turnover - an increase in productivity - a general increase in employee well-being
Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org for how we can assist your organisation with a structured, caring and therapeutic Employee Assistance Program.