Employee Assistance Services

Organisations of all shapes and sizes recognise the importance of staff mental health and well being and take steps to maintain the wellness of their people. It makes a lot of sense too… Were you aware that more than 20% of the population will suffer depression in the next 12 months? and did you know that the average productivity loss associated with depression is close to $12000 per year per person with untreated depression? If your organisation has 1000 staff this is a staggering $2.4 million! With treatment, it is understood that the productivity loss can be reduced by as much as $5000 per person in treatment. This represents a saving of 1 million dollars for organisations with 1000 staff.

An Employee  Assistance Service (EAS) is a system of support designed to ensure organisations protect the preventable losses that occur when mental health impacts on staff. The four elements of The Long Gallery Psychologists EAS are:

1. Prevention Strategy – Policy frameworks & wellbeing projects
2. Preparedness Education – Tailored resilience building education & training
3. Crisis Response – Psychological first aid & crisis counselling
4. Recovery Support – Clinical Counselling & follow-up

These four elements come together to assist an organisation’s leaders to develop a culture of resilience and early identification of mental health concerns and improved organisational performance.

Of course each organisation has it’s own risk profile and as such, will benefit from a tailored EAS program that meets the specific needs of the work environment. For more information about how The Long Gallery Psychologists might work together to provide a comprehensive employee assistance service for your organisation simply contact our practice manager who will make some time for you to speak to James about your specific requirements.