We also offer workplace services that include one on one support, workplace training, executive coaching and critical incident debriefing.
Why is this important?
Researchers and organisations recognise that employee health and wellbeing can potentially affect both workers and organisations in negative ways. The implications of work-related stress include:
- the effects on worker satisfaction and productivity
- employee mental and physical health
- presenteeism and
- staff turnover
While depression is the most likely adverse psychological outcome, the range of other possible problems include ‘‘burnout,’’ alcohol abuse, physical symptoms, accidental injuries and relationship difficulties.
The financial cost of lost productivity, absenteeism and staff turnover is profound.
The 2013 Absence Management and Wellbeing survey involving 108 organisations, employing 450,000 staff revealed that absenteeism levels (sick and carers leave) rose to 8.93 days per employee per annum. Over 88 million dollarswere lost to the Australia economy due to absenteeism, at a cost of $27.5 billion per annum in sick leave costsand lost productivity. Organisations who responded to the survey reveal the cost to their business was $2741 per employee per annum.
Businesses that are encouraged to promote the positive aspects of work and organisational culture by:
- proactively rewarding employee capabilities
- focusing on strengths
- modelling positive leadership practices
- ensuring that work is meaningful and that there is a positive organisational culture and
- responding to mental illness, regardless of the cause.
Responding to the wellbeing of individuals in the workplace involves providing psychoeducation to improve mental health awareness, developing early intervention programs to ensure employees know that it is encouraged to seek out support. Supporting management to become equipped with an improved understanding of mental health awareness, how to support and where to refer onto and under what circumstances.
What we offer
Our emphasis is to take a proactive approach to improving the wellbeing of employees in the workplace. We do this through various methods that include one on one support and workplace training to ensure that workplaces support their employees to address issues before they become problematic.
We recognise that an important part of an organisation or business need is to have a service that is able to provide timely support. We pride ourselves in being highly relatable, experienced and outcomes driven in offering our support services. Our point of difference from other EAP providers is our very high levels of training, education and experience.
One on one Counselling and Critical Incident Debriefing
Servicing Adelaide and, via video services, Australia-wide. Our extensively trained and experienced staff support employees using various different strategies depending upon the presentation and individual need. We work with people that are experiencing such difficulties as:
- Anxiety, Stress & Burnout
- Grief and Loss
- Trauma and PTSD
- Substance abuse
It is important to note that whilst a limited number of sessions are funded by the workplace the sessions are strictly confidential unless otherwise negotiated with individual employees. Should you require support please speak to your HR manager or inline supervisor and ask them to make contact with us to discuss how to access EAP services.
Please feel free to contact us directly for your organisational support needs.