Need some help – Try EAP

How are things with your family? The December period is not always a joyous time of year for all families. Even the “Christmas spirit” is sometimes not enough to give harsh reality a break.

Something that might help is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This is a work-based intervention program designed to enhance the emotional, mental and general psychological wellbeing of all employees and includes services for immediate family members.

The idea is to offer preventive and proactive interventions for the early detection, identification and/or resolution of both work and personal problems that may adversely affect performance and wellbeing. These problems and issues may include, but are not limited to, relationships, health, trauma, substance abuse, gambling and other addictions, financial problems, depression, anxiety disorders, psychiatric disorders, communication problems, legal and coping with change.

Nicole from FIFO Families gives a good overview of Australian programmes here:

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