An Employee Assistance Program, or EAP, is typically a confidential, short-term counselling service provided to employees by their employer. But EAPs can provide much more. EAPs help employees address mental health issues that adversely affect their everyday lives – including their ability to work.
Research suggests that about 20% of workers have mental health issues that are serious enough to interfere with their ability to work effectively. EAPs can significantly reduce the effects of these issues through early intervention and treatment.
The benefits of having an effective EAP program are numerous, improving employee performance and productivity, and reducing absenteeism. They also protect the collective mental health of the organisation, boosting morale and overall wellness. EAPs also serve to help retain valued workers, and attract new talent. Health-related benefits are known to be attractive to prospective employees.
The BFDC offers a range of psychological services to businesses and organisations with an existing EAP, or who wish to develop their own program, tailor-made to their workplace. Contact the BFDC to discuss creating a service package for your EAP.
Our services include:
The care and well-being of our clients is our top priority. Our aim is to provide early intervention, positive support, and a solutions-oriented approach that will leave clients with the tools to cope and thrive. As experienced mental health professionals, we take pride in ensuring that our EAP referrals have guaranteed access to:
Contact the BFDC today to discuss how we can help build a custom EAP package for your workplace.