Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

1 in 6 employees experience unmanageable stress, depression or anxiety at any one time, while 1 in 5 would not disclose mental ill health issues to their Manager for fear of being placed first in line for redundancy or harming their promotion and career prospects.
Mental ill health at work costs UK employers £26 billion per year, (an average of £1,035 per employee), as a result of:

  • sick absence,
  • reduced productivity
  • and staff turnover.

Wessex Counselling offers rapid access to brief, focused, confidential counselling for employees with personal and/or workplace issues including;

  • Stress, depression and anxiety
  • Bullying, harassment, domestic violence
  • Financial worries
  • Relationship problems at work and/or home
  • Bereavement
  • Redundancy, early retirement or relocation
  • Post- traumatic stress

Support from Wessex Counselling is cost effective, confidential and clearly independent. It gives employees the opportunity to explore and discuss problems away from the workplace with an experienced professional, without fear of reprisals. 

Benefits include:

  • Reduced ill health and absenteeism
  • Improved workforce productivity and morale
  • Reduced risk of litigation
  • Recruitment and retention improved
  • Management time freed up
  • Reduced financial burden
  • Reduced conflict
  • Healthy, confident and resilient teams developed.

We offer an effective combination of clinical support, useful information and training, tailoring a programme to best meet the needs of your organisation.
To find out more, call or email us. Details are on the contact page

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