More employers are using Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) to boost employee wellbeing and support mental health.

3 in 4

employees in the UK suffer persistent sleep problems


per UK employee is lost each year due to mental health problems


of surveyed employees suffer from at least one dimension of work-related stress

How will this make a difference to your business?

An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) gives your employees access to the tools they need to overcome any concerns they have about their mental health and wellbeing. Support is provided through counselling and workshops, to legal and financial information. These services can help employees resolve issues at home, as well as in the workplace, and learn how to manage their mental health.

An EAP can help you boost confidence among employees and create a cohesive working environment. It can also promote trust and respect – two elements that are vital within any organisation.

Providing a range of support

With 79% of employees regularly experiencing work-related stress, the happier and more secure your people feel, the better they will work. This is why we are seeing an increase in the number of companies including EAPs within their employee benefits. Sometimes, impartial support is all that’s needed to reduce stress and anxiety.

What you and your team can expect from an EAP

  • Expert information: Employees can access practical, expert advice over the phone, as well as online wellbeing information and tools
  • Confidential counselling service: Employees take control of their mental health with access to phone, video or face-to-face counselling
  • Morale boost: Engagement and productivity is increased meaning commitment to your company is elevated. Empowering your employees to be in control of their mental health reduces the impact of external issues, enhancing efficiency

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Your employees need to stay mentally healthy as well as physically. A happy workforce is more likely to deliver quality results, which is where employee wellbeing packages can help. From fast GP access to Employee Assistance Programmes, there’s something to suit your business, people and budget.

Employee Perks

One way to make your team feel more valued is with an Employee Perks package. Employees take control of their mental, physical and financial wellbeing, and get discounts on day-to-day spending. Because those little extras can make a big difference.