A mentally healthy workplace is one that protects and promotes the mental health of its employees and empowers them to seek help.
Only 52% of Australians perceive their workplace as mentally healthy. Yet 1 in 5 Australian employees will experience a mental health issue in any given year.
What is an Employee Assistance Program?
An employee assistance program (EAP) is a work-based intervention program which helps employees to identify and resolve personal and work-related problems that may negatively effect their mental and physical health and emotional wellbeing.
Organisations can engage an appropriate EAP to promote a workplace culture where employees are aware that their wellbeing is crucial for personal and professional development.
Traditional EAp IS not working
In traditional Employee Assistance Programs, employees approach their employer and request to attend face-to-face counselling sessions with a licensed healthcare professional. As a result, traditional EAP is often utilised after employees have experienced a significant degree of emotional stress.
The Uprise Employee Assistance Program uses technology to make support more convenient, discrete and flexible for employees via chat/email, phone or video call.
EAP technology identifies employees across the wellbeing spectrum earlier, to provide proactive support and skills training.
Ongoing measurement allows employees to track their success and identify when stress levels drop below a desired level.