Designed to support individuals facing difficult or challenging situations in their personal lives which might adversely impact their work performance, health and wellbeing, such programmes offer confidential one-to-one advice over the phone at any time of the day.

And it’s a service which has been hailed as a vital, cost-effective way for employers to provide specialist and professional help to their employees, should they ever need to use it.

Why are EAPs so important? As the saying goes, a problem shared can be a problem halved, but when it comes to confiding in someone that you work with, it can often be really hard to talk about private and personal matters. This can be particularly common in workplaces that don’t adopt an ‘open’ environment or encourage employees to speak openly and freely, where employers and line managers appear to be ‘unapproachable’, or when the employee anticipates any answers or feedback to be unhelpful, judgmental or negative.

EAPs can be used for a wide variety of issues, from relationship and financial issues, through to mental health issues like stress, anxiety, depression or even suicide. So if you find that you’re not able to speak to anyone within the workplace (or closer to home) about these issues, then this vital service is designed just for you, so please do take advantage and benefit from the confidential, professional and friendly support available.

At Paycare we are passionate about helping you to maintain a healthy work-life balance, but sometimes there can be situations when the line between the two become blurry, or where one substantially starts to affects the other.

If you’d like to find out more about EAPs in the workplace, please do get in touch with a member of the Paycare team.