Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are offered by many employers. EAPs are intended to help employees deal with personal problems that might adversely impact their work performance, health, and well-being. EAPs generally include short-term therapy and referral services for employees and their household members.
Andy has several years experience of working within the constraints of EAP work and as such is familiar with the systems employed.
With a focus on short-term interventions such as Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Andy is able to aid positive change in a minimum amount of sessions.
wellbeing at work...
'Working for a healthier tomorrow' is the report that Dame Carol Black, National Director for Health & Work researched and authored. This report prompted wide spread action to improve well-being in the workplace (2009).
A recent study by Price Water House Coopers (commissioned as part of the Dame Carol Black Report) showed a return of £4.17 for every £1 spent on staff well-being. Investing in the health and well-being of your employees can be the best place to start.
listening to the facts...
Stress affects 1 in 5 people and is the leading cause of work illness (HSE 2009). According to research carried out by the CIPD (2007), the cost of one day of sickness for an average employee across all sectors is £78.
A total of 2.8 million days are lost in the UK due to stress, depression and anxiety (HSE 2009).
Other benefits of promoting employee well-being include: Increased employee retention, increased levels of employee engagement, promotion of team-building, improved organisational confidence, attention to dignity in the workplace.