60 Ways to Use Your EAP

Your EAP (employee assistance program) is meant for much more than a “worst-case scenario” hotline. It’s a comprehensive resource intended to be used in both good times and difficult times. For prevention and intervention. At work and at home. Keep reading to learn 60 different ways your EAP is available to help.

Why EAPs Exist

While EAPs were originally created in the 1940s to reduce alcoholism in the workplace, service capabilities have grown substantially over the past 30 years. Most notably in mental health support, behavioral change, mindfulness, and work-life services for your workforce and their family members.

Changing the Stigma Around EAPs

Even with substantial change, there still can be stigma around mental health. Particularly in the workplace. A key piece of rewriting the narrative around the benefits of an EAP is by equally promoting the positive ways the services can be utilized. Recognizing the importance of prevention, mindfulness, and self-care can also help people feel more comfortable using the mental health services your EAP provides should they need them in the future.

60 Ways Your EAP Can Help

A top-tier EAP has services to confidentially assist your employees and their family members with:

  1. Stress
  2. Anxiety
  3. Overwhelm
  4. Depression
  5. Burnout
  6. Compassion Fatigue
  7. Pregnancy
  8. Adoption
  9. Family Transition
  10. Navigating Divorce
  11. Trauma
  12. Domestic Abuse
  13. Workplace Critical Incidence, including violence
  14. Suicide Prevention
  15. Relationship Conflict
  16. Grief
  17. Loss
  18. Alcohol and Substance Misuse
  19. Parenting Questions
  20. Childcare Coordination
  21. Eldercare Planning
  22. Legal Questions and Concerns
  23. Financial Stress
  24. Creating a Budget
  25. Increasing Motivation
  26. Manager Consultations
  27. Learning Mindfulness
  28. Goal Setting
  29. Writing a Will
  30. Smoking Cessation
  31. Pet Care
  32. Discount Shopping
  33. Home Repair
  34. Relocation or Moving
  35. Increasing Resiliency
  36. Prioritizing goals
  37. Improving Mindset
  38. Making Positive Behavioral Change
  39. Meditation
  40. Mindful Eating
  41. Natural Disasters
  42. Leadership Training
  43. Self-Assessments
  44. Effective Communication
  45. LGBTQ+ and GNC Support
  46. Loneliness
  47. Time Management
  48. Retirement Planning
  49. Work-Life Balance
  50. Reviewing a Custody Agreement
  51. Tutoring
  52. Special Needs Services
  53. College Planning
  54. Facing a Phobia
  55. Coping with a Diagnosis
  56. Finding an At-home Healthcare Assistant
  57. Increasing your Emotional Intelligence
  58. Couples Counseling
  59. In-the-moment Support
  60. …anything else that impacts your mental health and wellbeing!

If you don’t have a comprehensive EAP that’s covering all these scenarios, Carebridge Can Help. Click here to fill out our form for more information.