What are the benefits of employee assistance programmes?

Employee assistance programmes can help enhance your business performance by helping your employees to manage their wider lives. By offering counselling, guidance and expert advice, your employees wellbeing is cared for, helping you recruit and retain the best talent.

With the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s Absence Management Annual Report finding stress and mental ill-health among the most common causes of long-term absence, promotion of your employee’s psychological well-being is increasingly important to your business. At any time one in four employees are affected by stress, anxiety or depression, a statistic which makes a strong case for the relatively low cost interventions employee assistance programmes offer.

What do employee assistance programmes include?

Towergate Health & Protection works with the leading UK EAP providers, including AXA PPP Healthcare and BUPA, to offer employee assistance programmes which can offer:

  • Personal counselling
  • 24/7 telephone and email counselling and support
  • Online consumer, family, financial, housing and legal resources
  • Psychological health support, including post-crisis group services
  • Medical advice, separate to a private medical insurance programme

How to choose an employee assistance programme

Towergate Health & Protection can help you select the most appropriate employee assistance programme for your business, either as a standalone policy, part of a wider absence management solution or group income protection scheme or within an integrated employee benefits package.

For free and impartial advice on choosing the right employee assistance programme for your business, contact us today.

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