An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides an employer-funded, accessible and free confidential support service for workers.
No-one is immune to mental health problems and challenges, which if left unaddressed can have an impact on our wellbeing and can easily spill over into the workplace and influence our performance.
This can manifest in a variety of ways, including:
- More sick days
- A lack of focus on the job
- Conflict among team members
As an employee, you can utilise an EAP program to assist with both work and non-work related issues, addressing areas such as poor mental health, trauma, substance abuse, relationship issues, work-related stress, change or redundancy. If your employer offers this service, you may be interested to know more, such as what is an EAP and how does it work?