We’ve been posting a lot recently on health and wellbeing and the benefits of looking after your employee’s physical wellbeing.

While the environment that your staff work in and the facilities and amenities that they have access to play a big part in their overall wellbeing, their mental wellbeing is a key factor in how happy and productive your employees are and whether they can truly reach their full potential within their roles.

Feeling cared for is hugely important and this will contribute directly to your employee’s overall health, their loyalty to you, their commitment to their job and the pride they feel in working for your company.

Here at Stacked, we have just implemented an Employee Assistance Programme which will help support our employees with any personal issues or problems they or their families may be dealing with, in a convenient and confidential manner.

“An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential workplace service that employers pay for. An EAP helps employees deal with work-life stressors, family issues, financial concerns, relationship problems, and even drug or legal concerns. It is often available to both employees and their families to help workers remain productive at work. An EAP helps employers because it makes for happier employees. Employees have a confidential place to go with their personal problems. It also helps employees deal with stressors — from drug abuse to legal problems — so they don’t carry over into the workplace.”

We chose Laya for our EAP because of the range of services available and the flexibility of the programme.

Laya’s 24/7 Mental Wellbeing Support Programme is a confidential counselling service that provides support to our employees and their families.

It comes with a dedicated video consultation app and offers immediate help and support in managing whatever work or personal issues they are facing. Laya offers unlimited support, for our staff and their families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The service can be accessed quickly and easily by phone, through the Laya website, via live chat, or through a specially designed app.

Mental Health – The Bigger Picture

As a country, we have come a long way over the past few years, in talking about the importance of mental health, in recognising the warning signs and in providing support and services but there’s still so much to do. Did you know that between 2000 and 2016, over 8,500 families in Ireland lost someone to suicide?

With this in mind, Stacked are proud to support this year’s Darkness Into Light events.

Founded in Dublin in 2006, Pieta House was established to provide freely accessible one-to-one counselling to people suffering from suicidal ideation, engaging in self-harm or to those bereaved by suicide.

Click the link below to register – if you can’t take part yourself, support someone that is.

 

darkness into light 2019 pieta house

 

“In 2009, in the Phoenix Park in Dublin, 400 people set-off on the inaugural Darkness into Light 5km walk to raise funds for Pieta House. From small beginnings, the movement has grown year on year and in 2018 over 200,000 people took part in 150 locations, in 16 countries across 5 continents.

On 11 May our light will spread across the world in over 200 venues, in 19 countries across 5 continents.”

References:
https://fitsmallbusiness.com/what-is-an-eap-employee-assistance-program/
https://www.layahealthcare.ie/employerhealthschemes/eap/
https://www.cso.ie/en/statistics/birthsdeathsandmarriages/suicidestatistics/
https://www.darknessintolight.ie/