Many workers spend time on the job thinking about personal matters that they have no one to talk to about, or on the job problems that they do not feel they can communicate about effectively in the workplace. Approximately 1 in 5 Australians suffer from a mental illness, and there is a greater need for counselling than ever before.
This has led to the introduction of access to Employment Assistance Programs (EAPs). EAPs are offered to businesses across Adelaide. This is a great service for employers to offer their employees. At Adelaide Counselling Practice we provide off site services and can also come to your office to counsel your employees if required.
Counsellors are available 7 days per week from 9am to 9pm so no matter how busy you are there will be a time for all staff members to access this service.
EAP Assist is the peak body that represents Australian employers, providers and practitioners that use and deliver the Employee Assist Programs. The primary objective of the organisation is to provide the most effective employee assistance service to employees that suffer from psychological and emotional issues that can negatively impact their work and their well-being.
Basics of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) Adelaide
Businesses can access EAP Adelaide through Adelaide Counselling Practice. This unique employee benefit works as an intervention. EAP can identify and assist employees to resolve problems that they may be facing in many different areas of life. This includes:
- Marriage and relationship issues
- Emotional issues
- Addiction and substance abuse
- Other personal issues
Anything discussed in Employee Assistance program counselling is completely confidential and between The Practice and the employee. The process is also strictly voluntary – employees do not have to participate. If the staff member does choose to participate the process is handled confidently.
This also prevents third parties involved in the matter retaliating against the company or against other staff employed by the firm.
Personal problems can affect employees’ quality of life, concentration, mood, and attendance. Through counselling with our professional therapists, staff can learn to work through their problems, learn coping strategies, and generally deal with daily issues that occur with a more proactive and positive mindset. This gives the employee confidence. Having someone neutral to confide in can reduce stress significantly.
When staff are less stressed, they perform better at work. Always. Good work performance is great news for the employer and for the employee as well. It has the flow on effect that employees achieve better results on the job which gives them more confidence in themselves.
Counselling provides lots of emotional benefits to employees, which leads to a happier mood for the employee, better interaction with other staff and clients, and better morale all around. This can lead to less staff turnover, and less sick leave and personal leave days. It effects the business’s profitability positively too.
Benefits of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) in Adelaide
Problems that perfect 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. We can also work with managers to address company challenges and needs. We can address workplace trauma, bullying, violence and other emergency situations.
Having Access to EAP in Adelaide
Adelaide Counselling works with small, medium and large businesses to provide access to EAP for Adelaide employees. There are various support treatments available. We help 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.
To discuss how Adelaide Counselling Practice can help you with mental health services in Adelaide for management and staff, contact us.