Anxiety and stress
It is common to feel anxiety and stress, especially during these turbulent and uncertain times. To help improve the health and productivity of employees, many businesses offer a special benefit called the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
What is an EAP?
EAP is a service that provides professional support to assist employees in resolving personal and work-related issues that may affect their job performance. EAP’s can provide solutions for financial or emotional problems, family issues, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, and more. Each EAP company offers unique, specialized, and tailored program packages to meet the needs of the business.
How can it beneficial to a business?
- Reduces accidents and fewer workers’ comp claims.
- Reduces absenteeism
- Reduces turnover
- May reduce medical costs arising from early identification and treatment of individual mental health and substance use issues
Where can I find fitting programs?
Please do your research and compare two or more EAP providers before settling on the right fit for your business. Here are a few to consider:
How can I help Myself?
If you are personally experiencing stress and anxiety, consider reviewing these tips from:
- Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Take Care of Your Mental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention