EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING SUPPORT FOR YOUR WORKFORCE
EAP HELPS YOUR STAFF MANAGE LIFE’S ISSUES AND IMPROVES THEIR EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
Employment Innovation’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) service is delivered through Acacia Connection and is a confidential counselling service offered to your employees to help them deal with personal or work related issues in a positive way. Employment Innovations EAP involves short-term counselling to assist your staff in overcoming life’s challenges allowing them to develop tools and strategies to be in a better state of emotional well-being.
There are many reason why investing in an EAP to enhance your employees health and wellbeing makes good sense with these generally falling into one of five main areas:
- A healthy workforce will have improved work performance and productivity
- You will reduce costs associated with absenteeism, presenteeism and disability workers’ compensation
- Improving the culture of your organisation will assist in retaining employees
- Attract talented employees and fulfil corporate social responsibility obligations
- Genuinely support your staffs wellbeing
Mental health issues touch almost everyone with the Australian Government stating that 1 in 5 people have experienced a mental health disorder in the last 12 months. As a business owner or manager it is likely that you will supervise a worker who is experiencing some kind of issue that is effecting their wellbeing.
With the average cost of a full time employee with untreated depression estimated at $9,665 per year and a total of 3.2 days per employee lost each year through workplace stress, the wellbeing of your employees is clearly linked to business productivity.
Enquire today about an EAP for your business with support starting from $5 per employee per month.
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EAP – BENEFITS FOR BUSINESS
Improved mental health improves how staff think, feel and act
Reduce Absenteeism and Presenteeism
Decrease lost work days in your business
Reduce workplace stress
Provide an effective early intervention program
Peace of mind
Provide counselling support to staff when they need it the most
COUNSELLORS PROVIDE IMMEDIATE SUPPORT TO YOUR STAFF ON AREAS SUCH AS:
- RELATIONSHIP & MARIAGE DIFFICULTIES
- FAMILY & PARENTING ISSUES
- GRIEF & LOSS
- ILLNESS ADJUSTMENT & MANAGEMENT
- STRESS MANAGEMENT
- WORK-RELATED STRESS
- FINANCIAL COACHING & LEGAL REFERRAL
- SLEEP DISORDERS
- DIETITION SUPPORT
- EATING DISORDERS
- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
- MENTAL ILLNESS
- ANY OTHER ISSUE EFFECTING PERSONAL OR WORK LIFE
COMMON EAP QUESTIONS
Q. Is the Employee Assistance Program confidential?
Accacia EAP is an independent EAP provider which ensures counselling sessions remain confidential. In accordance with the Privacy Act, Accacia EAP will never disclose personal details to anyone without written consent.
Q. Will the service cost my employees?
Short-term counselling (3 or 6 sessions per employee per annum) is offered free of charge to your employees. Its is also possible to extend the service to your employees immediate family members.
Q. Will I know if one of my employees book an EAP session?
No, Accacia EAP does not disclose any information relating to EAP session to managers or employers. Individual employee names are never disclosed unless consent has been given – the EAP service is highly confidential.
Q. Where can my employees have an appointment?
Accacia EAP have a network of highly qualified, registered psychologists and counsellors across Australia. They will arrange assistance for your employee in a convenient locations close to where they work or live. Phone, video link/live chat options are also available if preferred.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
WOULD YOUR BUSINESS BENEFIT FROM AN EAP SYSTEM?
Support the health and wellbeing of your staff from only $5 per employee per month.
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