We have all either said it or heard it many times, “where would you be without your health… sure isn’t your health your wealth”.
These are sayings as old as the hills and, who knows, maybe as far back as Stone Age time when work in exchange for goods or services was known to have existed (10,000-6,000 BCE). So maybe even the era of the ‘Flintstones’ recognised that ‘managing health enables business’.
This means managing health both at the individual level — we all have a responsibility to manage our own health and wellbeing — and in society, guided by good government in the form of Public Health strategies and delivered via local health services, both private and public.
However, the employer has a fundamental role in this. That is, they have an input into how health is managed at work, both at an individual and a corporate level. This is particularly true when restructuring an organisation or introducing other organisational changes, when the health impact can and should be anticipated and managed. At each of these levels a quality occupational health service can be invaluable.
Excerpt from Belfast Telegraph, 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.