Are your workers always taking time off? Or do you have a particular employee you are worried about?
Maybe they are struggling to focus or appear to be lacking in productivity.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an effective intervention that can help with these issues and dramatically improve your organisation.
What is EAP?
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a framework which supports employees’ wellbeing to promote effective operations within the workplace. Support for your employees is always beneficial, but particularly EAP can be crucial in the current COVID-19 period with increasing uncertainty, financial strain and stress.
What does EAP involve?
EAP involves confidential and professional counselling by a qualified psychologist, with a focus on personal development and overcoming barriers. Confidentiality is central to the program as details about mental health and treatment remain entirely confidential unless given permission. The program is completely voluntary and is available to all employees and their families at no expense to them. EAP also provides support for managers to deal with issues relating to their workplace role and expectations.
Importantly, EAP is not limited to work-related stress, the program can help with personal matters such as:
- Life stressors
- Issues with adjustment
- Coping with change
- General health and wellbeing
- Interpersonal and relationship issues
- Financial concerns
- Vulnerability to mental health
- Personal traumas
Why is EAP important?
While it may not be noticeable that your staff are affected by other pressures such as mental health, research suggests 20% of Australian employees report taking time off as a result of mental health issues. Also, the average cost of mental health conditions to Australian workplaces each year is substantial, roughly $10.9 billion dollars per year. It is therefore essential to support workers mentally and emotionally to create a healthy, safe and productive workplace environment.
With extensive experience starting up a number of her own successful businesses, Josephine provides consulting services for people looking to take the exciting step of getting their own psychology business off the ground. With expertise and proven startup management processes, Josephine will help to guide you through the potential minefield and assist you to safely and successfully launch your own business venture. We can assist you with mentoring, setting up, systems, client forms, manuals and policies, contracts and induction lists. For further information contact Growth psychology consulting and ask to speak to Josephine. We also assist with small businesses such as tradies with mentoring, setting up, websites, contracts, documents that they may require in their start-up.
If you are a business manager or owner we can assist you with mentoring in a coaching capacity, managing workplace issues, eap counselling for your staff, onsite counselling, and workshops for you organisation.
Our Service Packages
Package 1 – EAP Services
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a psychological service provided by employers to their staff to support their emotional and psychological wellbeing both in the workplace and in their personal lives. An EAP can assist workplaces adopt a culture of care and can help improve performance and attendance.
When your employees book with us, they can expect an appointment that same week but often within 48 hours.
Package 2 – Critical Incident Response Services
The right response to any critical incident greatly affects long term wellbeing. We can offer onsite psychological assistance to your employees when they need it most.
We can provide same day or next day onsite workplace support for the length of time your organisation requires.
Growth Psychology Consulting has the experience and expertise to respond to and provide support for affected staff following a wide range of incidents including, but not limited to:
Workplace injury, death or suicide | Redundancies | Serious illness or diagnosis of a colleague | Conflict in the workplace
Package 3 – Mentoring Services
Our mentoring services offers support in a coaching capacity (not therapy) provided by a registered Psychologist, in particular for business owners and managers.
Topics covered during the 90-minute sessions can include general goal setting discussions, workplace issues, prompting for a lead to action and accountability.
Sessions can be face to face, over the phone or via Skype / video conference.
Package 4 – Business Services
We cater to new business startups who require assistance adding that professional image to their organisation. Some of the services we render include:
Logo development and design | Professional email signature set up with your logo | Business document pro forma set up | Development of Policies and Procedures Manuals | Quality Control and Awareness | Procedures and Systems Analysis | …and more
Package 5 – Lunchbox Presentations
Lunchbox presentations are group sessions conducted in your workplace for your staff and can cover any number of topics.
Our presentations are tailored to your requirements and are filled with engaging and discussion based content to ensure your participants get the most out of their time.