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Why every company should have an Employee Assistance Program

Employee wellbeing is crucial for workplace performance and productivity.

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The cost of poor mental health

As the modern workplace evolves, employees are facing increased levels of stress, anxiety, and burnout. These issues not only affect individuals’ personal lives but also have a significant impact on their professional performance.

To address these concerns, organisations can implement an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to support their employees’ wellbeing and overall productivity.

Poor mental health costs the Australian economy around $70 billion every year. The Productivity Commission estimates costs of between $12.2 billion and $39.9 billion per year due to loss of productivity and participation. Mental ill-health leads to

  • Lower rates of workplace participation,
  • Increased rates of absenteeism in the workplace,
  • ‘Presenteeism’ – where staff attend work but have low productivity.

To help with these problems, companies can set up an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). An EAP is a special program designed to support the well-being of employees and improve their overall productivity.

‘A well-designed Employee Assistance Program is a valuable investment for any business seeking to foster a supportive and productive work environment. By providing employees with the resources and support they need to manage personal challenges, companies can expect to see improvements in productivity, engagement, and overall workplace satisfaction.’

Dr Tarmala Caple

The Wellbeing Psychologist, EAP Services Perth

Workplace health and safety (WHS) is a crucial aspect of business operations in Australia. Businesses are required to comply with specific obligations and regulations to ensure a psychologically safe and healthy work environment.

‘Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 businesses must manage the risk of psychosocial hazards in the workplace. Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) can play a vital role in helping Australian businesses meet these obligations.’
Dr Tarmala Caple

The Wellbeing Psychologist, EAP Providers Perth

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The importance of qualified EAP providers

The Wellbeing Psychologist provides EAP services in Perth

Deploying qualified EAP providers is crucial for the success of the program. Review EAP services have found that many EAP providers employ inexperienced practitioners and due to this may not be providing high-quality interventions. When purchasing EAP services it is important to ensure that the provider has appropriately qualified staff who can deliver evidence-based services.

‘At The Wellbeing Psychologist our EAP team comprises experienced psychologists with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in supporting employee wellbeing within organisations. Our Workplace Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Alicia Authelet is an endorsed Organisational Psychologist with many years’ experience providing consulting services to large organisations.’

Dr Tarmala Caple

The Wellbeing Psychologist, EAP Providers Perth

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Our EAP services are designed to support you and to enhance the psychological health and wellbeing of your employees. Unlike most EAP providers, we offer a competitive fee-for-service arrangement, where you only pay for the services used rather than an annual fee or amount per employee each year. This is a great option for small and medium-size businesses. As a part of an EAP contract, we can provide your business with a range of services to improve the wellbeing of your employees and workplace. The services currently available include:

Confidential counselling sessions

Our experienced psychologist can help your employees navigate issues such as:

  • Stress,
  • Anxiety,
  • Depression,
  • Burnout,
  • Fatigue,
  • Couple and family issues,
  • Interpersonal conflict,
  • Bullying and harassment,
  • Addictions, including drugs, alcohol and gambling,
  • Trauma,
  • Grief and loss
  • Work and career problems,
  • Adjustment to organisational change.

Most employers fund a specific number of sessions each year per employee which employees can use when required. We can provide face-to-face or video sessions.

Training workshops

We can develop workshops for your employees on a range of topics related to mental health and wellbeing such as:

  • Mental health literacy,
  • Stress management,
  • Self-care,
  • Relaxation skills,
  • Nutrition for mental health and wellbeing,
  • Preventing burnout,
  • Sleep,
  • Vicarious trauma,
  • Managing challenging customer behaviour,
  • Mindfulness,
  • Communication skills,
  • Time management,
  • Overcoming procrastination,
  • Conflict resolution.

Leadership development and coaching

Our experienced Organisational Psychologists can provide leadership development programs and executive coaching services to help managers and supervisors develop their leadership skills, effectively manage their teams, and promote a positive healthy work culture. Executive coaching (also known as Leadership Coaching) is a personalised and collaborative relationship between a psychologist and a senior leader. These services can result in improved employee satisfaction and increased productivity as well as reduce psychological workers’ compensation claims and excess sick leave use.
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Benefits of EAP

Benefits of an Employee Assistance

Boost productivity and engagement

By offering employees a confidential and professional support system, they are more likely to feel equipped to handle personal challenges and work-related stressors. They are more likely to be engaged, focused, and productive in their work. A study conducted by the Australian Psychological Society found that businesses with EAPs experienced a 25% increase in employee productivity.

Reduce absenteeism and presenteeism

When employees have access to appropriate support and resources, they are better able to manage their mental health and personal challenges. EAPs can help reduce absenteeism rates by providing employees with tools to address issues before they become unmanageable.

Additionally, EAPs can reduce presenteeism, a situation where employees are physically present at work but not fully engaged due to personal issues or stress. By providing support and resources for employees to manage stress and personal challenges, EAPs can lead to higher job satisfaction and lower turnover rates.

Enhance company reputation

Implementing an EAP can improve a company’s reputation among its employees, potential hires, and the broader community.

Businesses that prioritise employee well-being are more likely to attract and retain top talent, and have a positive impact on their brand image. A study by the Australian HR Institute found that 87% of employees would prefer to work for a company with a strong EAP.

By investing in an EAP, a company demonstrates its commitment to employee well-being and fosters a positive work environment. This can result in increased employee satisfaction and loyalty, as well as attracting top talent in the job market. A strong EAP can be a significant differentiator for potential candidates who value employer-provided support.

Retain talented employees
Employees who feel supported and valued by their company are more likely to remain loyal and engaged. By offering a comprehensive EAP, companies can reduce the likelihood of employees leaving due to work-related stress or personal challenges. Retaining experienced and talented employees not only reduces the costs associated with hiring and training new staff but also maintains a strong and cohesive team. Research conducted by the Employee Assistance Professional Association (EAPA) found that businesses with EAPs saw a 33% reduction in employee turnover and a 27% reduction in absenteeism.
Achieve a strong return on investment

While implementing an EAP may require an initial investment, the long-term benefits significantly outweigh the costs.

Studies have shown that for every dollar spent on an EAP, companies can expect a return on investment of between $3 and $10 due to reduced absenteeism, improved productivity, and lower employee turnover rates.

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Invest in your employees with an Employee Assistance Program

By offering a confidential and professional support system, you can boost productivity, reduce absenteeism, enhance your company’s reputation, retain talented employees, and achieve a strong return on investment.

At The Wellbeing Psychologist in Perth, we understand the importance of creating a supportive and thriving work environment. Here’s why partnering with us for your EAP needs can make a real difference:

  1. Personalised support from experienced psychologists,
  2. Comprehensive services for employee well-being,
  3. Competitive fee-for-service arrangement,
  4. Focusing on positive outcomes.

Take the first step towards a supportive work environment. Contact The Wellbeing Psychologist in Perth today!

“It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.”

– Dieter F. Uchtdorf