How Employee Assistance Programs Benefit Employees

How Employee Assistance Programs Benefit Employees

With family, relationship, personal, and work commitments life can be stressful for everyone. Covid-19, and economic problems have also created emotional instability for many.

One in five Australians (20%), between the ages of 16 and 85 experience a mental illness every year. Employment Assistance Programs (EAPs) are offered by many businesses across Australia.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) Adelaide

This employee benefit works as intervention. EAP can identify and assist you as an employee to resolve problems that you may be facing in many different areas of life. This includes legal, professional, financial, relationship and marriage problems, addictions, depression and anxiety. We can also counsel you on the issues surrounding social isolation.

Work and personal problems can be discussed and everything is completely confidential. There are many benefits for employees that have access to this program. These include:

Counselling Fee Relief

Counselling through EAP is paid for by your employer. There is no cost to you, for a limited number of sessions. Employers see this service as beneficial to management as well as staff and so they are happy to pay. You can work through problems with a neutral third party and save money by doing so. EAP sessions are designed to be short term. We can continue to see you privately or recommend community services to you for your mental health as your EAP sessions near completion.

Work Performance

Personal problems can affect your quality of life, concentration, and mood. Through counselling with our professional therapists, employees can learn to work through problems, learn coping strategies, and deal better with daily issues that occur at home and at work.

Decrease Stress and Anxiety

It is estimated that over 2 million Australians suffer with anxiety in any given year. Therapy can help you to decrease your anxiety and deal with stressful situations as they occur. The Practice can help you deal with mild anxiety and more extreme anxiety, and also with creating coping strategies in times of stress.

Counselling Techniques

At Adelaide Counselling Practice we use a variety of therapy techniques which are tailored to suit the individual person and their situation. Therapy types include CBT, relaxation techniques, mindfulness training, depression counselling, grief counselling and more.

Work / Life Balance

There has been a shift lately in work / life balance and people are starting to focus more on a balance in all areas of their lives including work, family, finances, socialising and holidaying. EAP can help you to get the most out of life by creating balance.

Benefits of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) in Adelaide

Problems that effect job performance, health, emotional and mental wellbeing are addressed in EAP by our Adelaide practice. We provide confidential assessments, referrals, short term counselling and follow up services. Adelaide Counselling practice works with team leaders, management and staff to address company challenges and needs.

The Adelaide Counselling Practice addresses issues such as workplace trauma, bullying, violence and other emergency situations that are dealt with in the work or home environment.

Having Access to EAP in Adelaide

Adelaide Counselling Practice assists businesses to protect the wellbeing and health of their staff, and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment in the workplace. We can also provide sessions via Skype for those outside Adelaide, or who would prefer Skype consultations.

Counsellors are available 7 days per week from 9am to 9pm so there is sure to be a time to suite. Sessions can be at our offices, at your workplace or by Skype.

EAP Assist

EAP is organized and monitored by EAP Assist.  This organisation represents Australian employers, providers and practitioners that use and deliver the Employee Assist Programs.

If your employer has an EAP program, talk to them about participating. Speaking with a neutral qualified therapist can really help.