Employee Assistance Programme
We have been in Practise for 20 years and have built up an excellent reputation. Our practitioners are experienced and well qualified. We have a proven track record of working collaboratively with employers who wish to support their staff to be as psychologically well as possible. As you are most likely aware, mental health problems including depression, stress and anxiety related disorders are now the number one reason for work absence. This is costly to both the individual and the employer.
We also offer supervision and training for managers, HR workers and welfare officers. The people that use this service, have experienced measurable improvements in the management of their own and employees stress and anxiety. They also feel supported in sharing the distress that working with people can cause. We have counsellors that have undertaken intensive training, both for individuals and organisations in Supervision, Tutoring, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Life Coaching.
Employee Assistance Programme's are in a unique position - unlike any other support mechanism they benefit both the individual and the organisation.
In short, EAP's represent a cost effective solution to many of the 'peoples problems' employers face today.
As we are a local company we can offer our services at a more reasonable rate, whilst still providing an ethical and professional service working within the BACP Ethical Framework.
The cost for providing our service is £50 + VAT per one hour face to face counselling session. There is no set up charge, use us as your Employee Counselling Service and only get charged for what you use.
EAPs benefit employers, employees: Study
A study commissioned by Arete Human Resources finds that employee assistance programs (EAPs) demonstrate the benefits of EAPs to both employers and employees.
The study, Investigating the Global Value of a Canadian Employee Assistance Program, shows that EAPs improve Canadians’ quality of life, reduce the economic challenges of reduced productivity in the workplace and ease the pressure on the healthcare system.
“We've long known that counselling and support services, like those offered by employee assistance programs, improve the lives of those struggling under the weight of difficult mental health issues such as anxiety and depression,” says Allan Stordy, president and CEO of Arete Human Resources. “But now we can link these positive results to a very real cost savings for employers and our publicly funded healthcare system.”
According to the study, significant improvements in mental health were seen in individuals with access to an EAP, with reductions in depression, anxiety and stress levels three months after the last counselling session.
After EAP use, public healthcare utilisation relating to specialist visits was reduced. Further, the study found that reduced work productivity and significant employer costs observed at intake highlighted an organisational need for the services.
At time of intake, 66% of participants had performance issues that produced an estimated average economic loss of $1,063 in the last four weeks for employers. This translated into an average annual loss per participant of almost $13,000 associated with absenteeism and presenteeism.
Individual, employer and social outcomes all contribute to improved workplace mental health. Through EAPs, positive impacts involving all stakeholders are achievable. Prior to entering the EAP, 66% of all study participants reported having moderate, severe or extremely severe problems with stress, anxiety or depression. Three months after completing the counselling program, less than 32% fell into these same categories.
Click here to read more on Mental ill-health: a hidden problem that undermines British businesses.
Nigel Summerton and Jo Maguire facilitate a Stress Awareness Workshop which can be held at your business premises or your employees can come into our practice at Looe Street.
Each workshop can be adapted to suit the needs of your business, we recommend that it is run over at least 3 half day’s as this increases the impact of the learning, which results in a more established and effective use of the techniques and skills taught during training.
This workshop will cover;
By the end of the course members will be able to;
We also offer other courses on increasing employee well being; we can address issues such as bullying and communication skills for managers and supervisors; with courses such as ‘Nip it in the Bud’ a course aimed at the prevention and management of bullying in the workplace, and ‘Communication Skills for Effective Leaders'.
If you are interested in these courses or would like to discuss other issues, please click here.
Testimonials from employees who attended our Stress Awareness Workshop;
Personal & Relationship Counselling
36 Looe Street
Plymouth PL4 0EB
Tel: 01752 266000
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