Whether you are an emergency service, medical, financial, airline, military or humanitarian aid organisation your colleagues will at some time be confronted by mental-health challenges from operational activity, organisational change, or life stresses that are difficult to cope with and have the potential to overwhelm.
Posttraumatic stress generates real emotional pain that is reflected in anxiety and depression.
It can have debilitating effects on the personal and family lives of sufferers, and in the workplace too where poor, erratic and unsafe practice can persist.
Life-risks also increase if poor mental-health is not identified and effectively supported, through suicide, and other risky behaviours such as alcohol and substance abuse.
Social Support Systems provides bespoke employee assistance programs (EAPs), in order to support well-being and business continuity.
Many EAP providers do not measure return on investment effectively, and measure success simply by a return to work. We believe in a true occupational health model, which provides audit-able feedback, via our unique online monitoring systems. For us, simply teaching an employee to ‘cope’ with poor mental health and then send them back to work is not only ineffective, we feel it is unethical.
Your employees deserve the best, and offering a free or subsidised psychological EAP with Social Support Systems will demonstrate not only commitment to your people, it will facilitate true recovery when they need out most.
If your organisation is unable to provide an EAP due to its size or nature of business, we are happy to accept private referral pathways from your organisation.
For further details on our Employee Assistance Programs please contact us here in the first instance, and one of our consultants will be in touch forthwith, and will be happy to discuss your needs.
If you need emergency assistance due to a critical incident please call on our Response line (+44) 01623 700320.
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