LifeWorks: Firms treat EAPs as 'cheap, box-ticking' investment

LifeWorks: Firms treat EAPs as 'cheap, box-ticking' investment

Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) have been around in some form for nearly thirty years in the UK.

Originally a counselling service, EAPs have transitioned into a valuable work-life support service that can help employees with practical everyday concerns such as child or eldercare issues, debt management, legal support to career development as well as psychological help.

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Comments (1)

  • Isabelle
    Isabelle
    Thu, 25 Jan 2018 1:13pm GMT
    This is very topical for us. I am the L&D Manager for a charity in Surrey and as part our team day today we discussed the need to publicise our EAP service more widely. We certainly don't see it as paying lip service. The Children's Trust is a UK Charity caring for children & young people with brain injury, consequently we are very aware that this can be an extremely emotionally challenging environment to work in. We encourage our managers to inform their team of the facility and we do refer to it at induction, but I think it is a benefit that colleagues often forget about, We plan to work with our OH team to ensure we promote the service.

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