Supporting employees with mental health problems

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28 March 2017

A quarter say poor mental health is due to issues at work   Just over half (53%) of employees who disclosed poor mental health at work felt supported by their employer, a survey has found.   The poll of 15,022 employees from 29 organisations in Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index also found 72% of those who disclosed poor mental health said they had been made aware of support tools such as employee assistance programmes (EAPs), counselling, staff support network or informal buddying systems.   Over half (56%) were offered reasonable adjustments or support measures, such as changes to hours worked or the nature of some of their duties.   Just over one in 10 employees said their mental health was poor and, of those, a quarter (26%) said that this was due to problems at work.   Excerpt from Health Insurance Daily, read the full article here.  

What is an Employee Assistance Programme?

Summary of Service

Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) are employee benefit programmes offered by many employers. EAP are intended to help employees deal with personal problems that might adversely impact their work performance, health and well-being. EAP generally include assessment, short-term counselling and referral services for employees and their immediate family.

Really making a difference

It is not an exaggeration to state that Health Assured’s approach has revolutionised the EAP market, moving the model from passive, reactive care to proactive and interventional support for the immense benefit of both the employee and employer.

Account Management

Service is a key factor in our continued growth and success. Every client irrespective of size has an allocated Account Manager who will be available to answer any queries you have and be your point of contact throughout your contract.

Related services

Our Critical Incident Management service provides a fully trained trauma counsellor or counselling team will be onsite, typically within 24 to 48 working hours to deliver a specialist group counselling debriefing. Our EAP clients will also have immediate access to 24 hour telephone support to assist with the management of the incident. Our employee counselling service provides complete nationwide coverage and guarantees all of our counsellors meet stringent quality criteria.

All this comes as standard

  • Employee literature
  • Posters
  • Launch videos and presentations
  • Quarterly management information

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