EAP Articles

What’s the ROI on an EAP?

These days, most employers are aware that healthier, happier employees are more effective at their jobs. More companies than ever are investing in the mental health and wellbeing of their staff. But managers still need to validate this expense, and that’s not so simple with something as intangible as emotional wellbeing.

So what are the measurable outcomes of an Employee Assistance Program, and how beneficial is this to your bottom line? Let’s take a look at some of the costs and benefits.

The costs of a mentally unhealthy workplace are huge

Mental illness, stress, burnout, bullying […]

Special Edition: The Challenges of WFH

challenges of WFH

More and more people are now working from home and in some industries or workplaces, this could be a permanent shift. While working from home can be great in many ways, it can also be really tough. Below we outline some of the key areas to consider and improve on when adjusting to working from home:

Create work/life boundaries through physical separation or daily rituals
Combat loneliness by providing opportunities for social connection
Avoid Zoom fatigue
Create open communication with employees so you’re aware of their specific challenges.

Share with your colleagues and employees today to help everyone […]

Returning to work after a loss

workplace grief

Getting back to a normal routine after the loss of a loved one can be challenging. This article provides guidance for employers and their employees on how to best manage the transition back to work.

Key Points for supporting your grieving employee

Talk to the grieving employee about how you can best support them.
Make adjustments to meet their needs.
Encourage your staff to express condolence, exercise patience and be flexible.
Be prepared for emotional ups and downs as a normal part of grief.
Keep an eye out for signs that your employee is not coping, especially if […]

Special Edition: How to tackle Coronavirus Anxiety

During these uncertain times, everyone is feeling extra pressure and stress.

Whether you’re worried about your health or the economy, struggling with the change in routine, or feeling isolated and disconnected, it’s an unnerving situation that we’re all facing. Below are a few tips and techniques that can help to ease anxiety and boost your mood in the coming weeks and months.

Tip 1: Limit media exposure

To avoid alarmist headlines and unverified information or rumours, choose a few trusted and credible sources to get your information. With information coming at us from […]

Workplace adjustments for mental health

As a manager, it’s important to take steps to support your staff’s mental health and make reasonable adjustments to accommodate the needs of an employee with mental health concerns.

There are obvious ethical and legal reasons for supporting an employee with a mental health condition, but it is also in the best interests of the employer. Research shows that a lack of early intervention for employees with mental health conditions costs Australian businesses more than $6.5 billion each year.

Taking mental health concerns seriously and treating employees with compassion is also important for morale. Workplaces […]