Employee assistance programs for your team
Get the support you need to create a positive workplace for your employees.
How can an Employee assistance program help your business?
Under a recent review of WorkCover there were some indications that Worksafe may be moving towards requiring employers to provide psychologically safe environments not only at work but before and after work too.
This has historically been via an EAP program. We think an EAP program is a great start however, feel that we can offer a much better service that offers a wholistic approach to wellbeing, that is targeted to support your business and your specific needs using a positive psychology approach.
What is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?
An Employee Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential free service that provides preventive and proactive interventions to employees and/or their immediate families for concerns that can affect their personal wellbeing and/or work performance, such as:
- Relationship issues
- Domestic violence
How can Boutique Psychology’s Employee Assistance Program benefit you?
Whether an employee’s problems are work-related or not, increased stress levels and/or poor mental health can affect their ability to perform their role well and maintain healthy workplace relationships, affecting overall productivity and workplace culture.
When care isn’t taken to support employees or their families through workplace and/or personal challenges, this can lead to poor decision-making, non-compliance, missed deadlines,
absenteeism, and/or concentration and memory deficits.
With an Employee Assistance Program in place, employees can access a suite of assistance for issues as diverse as navigating a difficult workplace relationship, dealing with anxiety and
depression, handling work/life balance, or supporting a family member struggling with substance
Providing this vital outlet for staff to get the support they need can create a positive workplace, resulting in:
● Higher staff retention rates
● Increased organisation loyalty
● Better workplace conflict resolution
● Better work performance
● Confidence in work output and decision-making
● Less time off work
● Improved interpersonal relationships
Why should you choose Boutique Psychology
for your EAP?
Boutique Psychology is an experienced group of health professionals who are cross-disciplined, diverse, passionate, and dedicated to positively transforming people’s lives both at work and at home.
Workplaces thrive when their people do, so the best investment a business can make is in the health, well-being, and development of its staff.
Even though it is not free for employers to offer, a study conducted by PwC and funded by Beyond Blue and the Mental Health Commission found the return on investment (ROI) when providing an EAP is typically $3.00 or more in return for each $1.00 invested in the EAP.
Our contemporary EAP framework provides independent, short-term professional counselling services that are uniquely tailored to produce the best outcomes, and include:
● Employee Counselling
● Mental Health Checks
● Critical Incident and Trauma Debriefing
● Wellbeing workshops
● Career Coaching
● Cost-effective packages
● Corporate Training and Development Services
Our EAP services are:
● Convenient – Easy to access services
● Private – Client confidentiality is of utmost importance
● Flexible – Appointments at times that suit you
Our EAP services are delivered in a variety of ways, including:
● Video Conference
Will employee details shared via the EAP remain confidential?
General memberships are one thing, but many employee assistance programs today involve medical information. As such, when the services of an EAP are provided to an employee, even though those services may be paid by the employer, the employer has no right to access the employee’s medical record.
The only time an EAP health professional could release limited information is if the employee signs a consent and release form.
What are the costs of Boutique Psychology’s EAP?
Available in packages, Boutique Psychology offers counselling sessions at competitive rates. An effective way to provide invaluable support for staff while reducing cost and increasing profits is the ability to purchase these sessions either for a specific employee or any employee from the employer’s file.
How do I secure an EAP for my business?
For more information on implementing an EAP for your business, or to arrange an appointment:
● Contact our administration team via phone (03) 9938 9800
● Send us an email via our contact form
How are we different?
We are a small multi disciplinary team who are dedicated to best outcomes for our clients,
We have developed resources such as https://mentalhealthsupportkits.com.au/ to support your employees to develop resilience.
We are in the process of developing other resources for mental health support.