Work plays a pivotal role in our lives. We spend much of our day there, we build friendships, gain a sense of satisfaction from making a contribution, and we draw our identity from it. Because of its influence, work impacts our personal lives and, in turn, our personal lives affect our wellbeing. So, reach out – we’re here to help if you notice changes such as:
Feeling irritable and becoming ‘snappier’ than usual
Isolating from others and withdrawing from team-based activities
Feeling overwhelmed by your workload, or personal crises are taking their toll at work
Falling behind in your productivity, and failing to meet deadlines
Low motivation and enjoyment; finding it hard to find the bright side of things
Problems in your relationships with others, conflict and poor communication
WE HELP YOU TO…
Manage stress and burnout
Address anxiety, panic + worry
Improve low mood + depression
Cope with traumatic stress
Manage anger and frustration
Decrease alcohol and drug use
Adjust to grief + loss
Communicate better so you can collaborate and relate in more meaningful ways
Manage public speaking anxiety so you feel more comfortable in meetings or when giving presentations
React better to situations through shifting your mindset
Build positive habits that stick
Manage perfectionism and procrastination
Enhance sleep and lifestyle so you can feel more energised and have a clearer focus
Build resilience to help you bounce back from setbacks
Boost your self-esteem to feel more confident at work
Live a more meaningful and enriching life through positive psychology
How it works
An EAP program supports employees with work-related and personal concerns. Your organisation funds a set number of sessions to help work on mental health, wellbeing, and performance issues that affect job performance. Unless otherwise specified by the employer, EAP Services often extend to immediate family members of the employee as well.
We offer face-to-face appointments in Subiaco, or via telephone or video chat.
Confidentiality is a key part of EAP, and your attendance at EAP and the issues discussed remain bound by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)’s rules and regulations and the Australian Psychological Society’s Code of Ethics.
Contact us for a confidential EAP session with one of our psychologists to get started.
Workplace mental health matters. 1 in 5 Australians will, in a 12-month period, experience significant mental health issues. And, depending on life’s circumstances, others will be affected to a lesser extent, but nevertheless feel the impact of poor mental health. This can lead to both absenteeism as well as presenteeism.
Poor mental health has flow on effects for individuals, their productivity, their team environment, and for your organisation. Investing in improving mental health makes good business sense - a psychologically healthy workforce means that employees turn up engaged and fresh to face the day. Here are a range of ways in organisations can boost the wellbeing and mental health of their employees:
Raise mental health awareness and improve access to mental health literature.
Help managers have conversations to address mental health concerns with their team.
Champion mental wellbeing and stamp out stigma. Just as an organisation promotes healthy eating and an active lifestyle, so too working on mental health should be a priority.
Promote awareness of EAP programs and how they can help employees not only bounce back from poor mental health, but also to help them achieve and grow at work and in their personal lives.
Contact us to set up a conversation for support for your organisation. In addition to our boutique EAP services, we offer training and workshops, and consult with organisations on wellbeing programs.
Below are some helpful articles on the topic of work, specially curated from our blog.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 4326.0, 2007. ABS: Canberra. http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/4326.0Main%20Features32007?opendocument&tabname=Summary&prodno=4326.0&issue=2007&num=&view=
Deloitte (2020). Mental health and employers: Refreshing the case for investment. www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/consulting/articles/mental-health-and-employers-refreshing-the-case-for-investment.html
PwC and Beyond blue (2014). Creating a mentally healthy workplace: Return on investment analysis. https://www.headsup.org.au/docs/default-source/resources/beyondblue_workplaceroi_finalreport_may-2014.pdf