What is an Employment Assistant Programme (EAP)?

JMC Counselling & Training offers an employee assistance program (EAP) that benefits and assists employees and staff with personal problems and/or work-related problems that may impact their job performancehealth, mental and emotional well-being. JMC generally offer free and confidential assessments, short-term counselling, referrals, and follow-up services for employees and their household members; this service is paid for by the employer. Our counsellors also work in a consultative role with managers and supervisors to address employee and organisational challenges and needs. Many corporations, academic institution and/or government agencies are active in helping organisations prevent and cope with workplace violence, trauma, and other emergency response situations. There is a variety of support programs offered for employees. Even though EAPs are mainly aimed at work-related problems, there are a variety of programs that can assist with problems outside of the workplace. JMC Counselling & Training have grown over the years, and are more desirable economically and socially.

 

The service itself is a cost-effective workplace programme that is designed to assist productivity and attendance issues within the workplace and support employees to identify and resolve personal concerns that may affect job performance.

These issues might include stress, financial, drug or alcohol, emotional, depression, anxiety, health, family or other personal issues. 

Stress and mental ill-health are two of the most common causes of long term absence within the workforce in the UK (Simply Health 2016).  Management and employees are often reluctant to seek the help they need and employers may not have adequate support or services in place or in some cases, nothing at all. Early intervention, can often lead to management and employees taking days off sick or underperforming at work. 

 

JMC Counselling can provide counselling and training, to help manage mental wellbeing in the work place by providing staff and employees direct access to counselling services, and training in how to deal with stress, and in most cases, without having to see a doctor at all; this in turn contributes to the employing organisations duty of care to staff and employees.

 

JMC Counselling will provide your organisation with professional, confidential and emotional support, thus supporting staff and employees with sound mental health and wellbeing that will assist with productivity within your organisation, and helps staff and employees get back to normal quickly and safely.

 

                                                       Did you know

 

  • Within the UK, 12.7% of all sickness absence days is due to poor mental health (Mental Health Foundation 2016); and
  • It costs employers approximately £2.4 billion per year with 70 million working days lost each year due to mental health problems in the UK.
  • An article published by the Employee Benefits; Article (2017), states that: 51% of respondents believe employees are kept awake at night by work stress; and
  • With regards to employers, almost 3/4 of respondents believe they should be doing more to support staff who are struggling with their mental health

References

 

CIPD. 2016. Absence management survey. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/fundamentals/relations/absence/absence-management-surveys. [Accessed 14 May 2018].

 

Mental Health Foundation. 2018. Added Value: Mental health as a workplace asset. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/added-value-mental-health-as-a-workplace-asset-executive-summary.pdf. [Accessed 14 May 2018].

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Joseph Coney FNSC, MSSc

MBACP (Snr Accred) 

Counsellor & Supervisor

Welcome to JMC Counselling & Training

JMC Counselling offer 15 week 60 hours modules in various contexts

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Each module forms a quarter of a professional Diploma in Counselling

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There are NO externally    examinations

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Modules include:

 

Addictions

Stress

Depression

Trauma

Children & Young People

CBT

Brief Therapy

 

There are many more, please visit our 'seminars' page for a full list of modules available

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JMC Counselling & Training can deliver any of the above modules offsite at your organisations venue. Please call for further details

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Contact:

JMC Counselling & Training

60 Cluaneo Meadows Coalisland

Co. Tyrone BT71 5EN

Tel: 028 8774 6582

 

Email: jmccounselling@btinternet.com

 

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