Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)
Mental Health & the Work Place.
What is a Employee Assistance Programme?
In short, Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) are employee benefit programmes offered by employers. An EAP’s aim is to help employees navigate personal challenges that might negatively effect their performance at work, happiness at home & also includes health & wellbeing.
Why Should You Offer an EAP?
There are a few reasons why offering an EAP to your employees can help your business. First & foremost it shows current & prospective employees that as an employer you care about them as a whole person & not just what they bring to your business. This can also have a positive effect & help with employee retention. Employees that engage with EAP’s are less likely to be ill, they have a lower rate of absence due to reduced stress & anxiety not to mention a happier workforce is a more productive & motivate one.
Why Choose Selah?
Here at Selah, we offer a bespoke confidential opt out EAP service, as a smaller independent provider we can offer a truly personal service that meets the needs & individuality of your business.
Our areas of support include:
- Trauma Informed Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Bereavement Counselling
- General Mental Health & Wellbeing
- Team or Group Mediation
- Referrals to Specialist Organisations
We don’t just want to be with you in times of difficulty but also to help prevent problems arising & that is why we offer regular wellbeing check-ins for employers & employees as standard.
All our therapists are accredited, registered with at least one of the UK’s leading accreditation bodies & have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience.
Another reason you should choose Selah, we offer an environmental assessment package. Our environment has a huge impact on our mental health, positively & or negatively. On average a fulltime employee will spend 2,080 hours at work every year, if they are working a hybrid model, that’s still over a thousand hours in the workplace environment.
With this in mind we decided to offer a service that can help make the most of the space you have & help you create an environment conducive to good mental health & wellbeing. We will give your workspace the once over & make suggestions on how it can be improved. Working to your budget our lead practitioners will even work with your HR department to source all you need for your safe space.
“We will look after the mental health of you & your work force, so you can concentrate on doing what you do best, growing your business.” Lindsay Bailey Founder of Selah Counselling Services.
“Taking Care of the mental health of staff, customers & even the wider community should be a priority for any business” Richard Branson
“To be able to attract & retain top talent, supporting mental health is no longer an optional perk, but an imperative focus for companies who want to stay competitive” Jen Porter Anderson COO at Mind Share
“Having therapists onsite is much more convenient for employees, saving them valuable time & they don’t have to travel to an appointment. It also means they are more likely to engage in therapy as we’re making it as simple as possible to access.” Jessica Divento, Google’s Mental Health Programme Manager
“You can’t have business success if you are not able to really accomplish your talent priorities… what has really changed is the pandemic that made us all vulnerable & wellbeing is going to be at the forefront”. Donna Morris, Chief People Officer, Executive VP at Walmart
“I feel it is the responsibility of those within a business to create an environment which first & foremost limits the potential for someone to develop mental health problems… Secondly, all businesses should assist anyone who needs to go through the process of being diagnosed with a mental illness or offer support to those who already suffer from an illness..”. Dominic McGregor, COO, Social Chain Group
“Companies that care about staff well-being are at least twice as likely to delight customers, to be identified as a “great place to work,” & to exceed financial targets. These companies also adapt more readily to change & are more effective at innovating”. Josh Bersin Founder of The Josh Bersin Company
“For maximum & lasting impact on mental health, change needs to happen within the context of culture, where conversations about mental health are encouraged and normalized”. Josh Bersin Founder of The Josh Bersin Company
“The mental health crisis at work is real. But managers don’t need to simply accept it & wait for it to recede. Proactively taking steps to understand & reduce sources of workplace stress will not only help improve your team members’ well-being, but will also lead to them being more proficient, engaged, & productive employees.” Dr. Jason Wingard, Forbes Online
Employees don’t experience mental health challenges in isolation. Employers play a role, too — both good & bad. Harvard Business Review. Julia Anas Chief People Officer at Qualtrics.