Episode 13 Breathing Life into EAPs

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are voluntary employer sponsored services that offer FREE and confidential support to employees who have personal and/or work-related problems.

Traditional EAPs are implemented to assist employees in getting help for these problems so they remain on the job and be effective. These programs address a broad scope of issues that affect emotional well-being including substance abuse, stress, financial and marital problems.

Recently, EAPs have begun to expand to include health, wellness and work/life issues. In addition, employee’s wellness and employee assistance programs are being connected, slowly.

Thankfully, there appears to be a basic understanding that most physical health conditions co-exist with mental health conditions.

The modern workforce needs this connection. The top 3 well-being factors that hit an employer’s bottom line?
Lifestyle risks, physical conditions AND chronic conditions.

Time to focus on physical health in employee assistance programs.

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