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Employee Assistance Programme


What is an EAP?

Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)

These are programmes offered by employers to help support and improve the health and wellbeing of employees.

EAP’s will offer support and advice on a range of personal issues that might have an unfortunate domino effect to an employee’s work performance.

EAP’s can reduce staff sick leave, improve individual and team morale, and of course show employees that their workplace values their health and wellbeing.

Why have an EAP?

If you’re an employer, prioritising your team’s health and wellbeing can be an incredibly beneficial approach to create a positive workplace.

Creating a team culture that supports employee wellbeing can help your employees feel like the company values them and their efforts, and can enhance employee satisfaction in a more positive and productive working environment.

What are the benefits of an EAP?

  • Cost savings to employers through less absenteeism from stress-related illnesses.
  • Reducing staff turnover and becoming a rewarding anchor company in best practice of supporting the health and wellbeing of employees.
  • Rise in productivity through offering fresh perspectives, skills, personal development, and life management strategies.
  • Improving and encouraging less stressful atmospheres to become more engaging and friendly working environments.
  • Strengthening team bonds and communication.
  • Increasing an employee’s sense of value by their work peers and management.
  • Early intervention and education can improve emotional resilience and confidence to deal with stressful situations better.

What can Sea Sanctuary do for you?

We can help your company deliver an improved mental health framework across the whole organisation.

We can make this possible by:

  • Initial 1:1 assessments of all staff members (in-house)
  • Regular wellbeing checks (in-house)
  • Counselling face-to-face (in-house or external)
  • Planned telephone counselling
  • Training on stress management and building resilience (in-house or external)
  • Management training (in-house or external)
  • Trauma support (in-house or external)
  • Signposting
  • Consultancy

Workplace Mental Health facts:

‘There is clear evidence that once people fall out of work due to mental disorders, they can lapse into long term absences, or may never return to work. However, this initiative would help prevent this, and enable people to remain in work. Employers in both the public and private sectors should therefore be encouraged to carry out an annual stress and wellbeing audit, and to act on its findings.’

Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project (2008). Final Project report – Executive summary. The Government Office for Science, London

‘Using the assumptions and unit costs outlined in the NICE report 2009, the annual cost of mental ill health to an organisation with 1000 employees is estimated to be £835,355. Improving the management of mental health in the workplace, including prevention and early identification of problems could produce annual savings of £250,607.’

NICE Report 2009 ‘Promoting mental wellbeing through productive and healthy working conditions: guidance for employers’



‘Work-related stress, depression or anxiety continues to represent a significant ill health condition in the workforce of Great Britain. Work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounts for 40% of work-related ill health and 49% of working days lost, in 2016/17.’

Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project (2008). Final Project report – Executive summary. The Government Office for Science, London

For more information on how Sea Sanctuary can assist with Employee Assistance Programmes, please contact us.