Did you know that most employers offer an Employee Assistance Program at NO COST?!
So what is an Employee Assistance Program or EAP for short?
The United States Office of Personal Management defines Employee Assistance Program as:
"a voluntary, work-based program that offers free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees who have personal and/or work related problems"
EAP services are usually offered to family members such as spouses, children, and sometimes non-martial partners living in the same household.
Employee Assistance Counselors assist employees in addressing a variety of personal and/or work problems (i.e., marital, financial, emotional, family issues, substance/alcohol abuse, stress, work functionality, etc.)
How do YOU access your EAP Benefits?
Usually information about your EAP benefits can be accessed through your Human Resources Department. Most employers may also have the contact information located in your employee benefits package or your employee manual.
Worried about confidentiality?
Most employees cite a concern that their issues may be discussed with the employer. Confidentiality is key in all counseling services. Private information that you discuss with your EAP specialist is not discussed as you are protected under certain laws. There are limits to confidentiality which are always discussed in detail with your EAP specialist.
How can Holistic Mental Health Services Help?
We are contacted with multiple Employee Assistance Programs. Our professional partners are trained in the specific services that you need as an employee to help you achieve your life-work balance. Some of the Employee Assistance Programs we work with are:
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To find out more about what an Employee Assistance Program can do for you please watch the video below: