Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) are employee benefit programmes offered by many employers. EAP are intended to help employees deal with personal problems that might adversely impact their work performance, health and well-being. EAP generally include assessment, short-term counselling and referral services for employees and their immediate family.
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Stress affects 1 in 5 people and is the leading cause of work illness (HSE). According to research carried out by the CIPD, 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).
Other benefits of promoting employee well-being include: Increased employee retention, increased levels of employee engagement, promotion of team-building, improved organisational confidence, and attention to dignity in the workplace.