From time to time issues come up in our lives that cause concern. They can lead to sleepless nights, an inability to stay focused, feeling down generally and a sense that we have no control.
"Have you ever experienced the relief that comes from talking to someone who is genuinely interested, and who can work with you to resolve your concerns?"
The issues we face can be related to work or can be about things happening at home - or a combination of both. Regardless of where they originate, they can weigh us down and affect all areas of life including our ability to perform at work. So where can we turn to regain the balance?
The EAP and what it can do for you:
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all employees and their immediate family. It is a free service offered by your employer who believes that less stress = a happier and more productive workforce. Through the service you can access professional advice to help cope with life’s difficult issues. You can choose between face-to-face or telephone counselling during work hours. Telephone counselling is available 24/7. Appointments need to be made in advance for all counselling. Counselling is offered ‘off site’ in our professional offices which have easy access to public transport and parking.
The EAP offers short-term professional counselling. Sometimes your counsellor may need to refer you to other specialists within the community such as your GP or a support group. The EAP can provide help with:
Personal Issues - Anxiety or depression | Stress management | Grief and loss | Midlife issues | Emotional or physical abuse |Low self-esteem | Family Issues | Work-Life balance | Concerns about children
Relationship issues - Financial or legal problems | Substance abuse (including tobacco) | Domestic violence
Work Issues - Problems with performance | Relationships between co-workers | Managing conflict | Manager coaching | Adjusting to change | Change career | Handling work stress | Making career choices | Dealing with traumatic events
Our new EAP support site is under construction, but to learn more about EAP click here.