Employers have a duty of care to protect and address the mental health issues of their employees, as much as their physical health.
An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a uniquely tangible, visible and cost-effective way for employers to demonstrate a real commitment to improving mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
There are many things that employers can do to implement a comprehensive mental health strategy. An EAP gives employees ready access to counsellors trained to help with stress, anxiety, depression, family, relationship and personal issues, bereavement or financial difficulties. It is a practical first step that will have an immediate impact for your organisation in the form of reduced short and long-term sickness absence and a happier, more productive workforce.
EML can offer an EAP service via our associates at Albion Legal (in partnership with employee health specialists BHSF). The 24-hour EAP helpline is just a phone call away and will give you the following employee benefits;
- Accredited counsellors and subject specialists
- In-depth initial assessment from a counsellor
- Free advice, information and signposting to further help
- Online interactive mental fitness tool
- Self-help workbooks
- MyMindPal mental fitness techniques
Costs start from as little as £6.25 +VAT per employee, per year, with other add-on options including face-to-face counselling service, HMRC compliant employment assistance and enhanced telephone services.