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NEWS

News from the EAPA-SA Board

Chapter Focus: EAPA-SA’s Free State Chapter

EAPA-SA Free State Chapter Chairperson: Jimmy John Lenong provides us with an update on the Chapter’s highlights and initiatives over the past year and what is in store for their 10th anniversary year …

Chapter Focus: Limpopo Chapter

The chairperson of Limpopo Chapter EAPA-SA says, “It is inspiring to reflect that over the past 24 months to date the Chapter is growing in terms of membership, stakeholder partnership, financial sustainability and collaboration of EAP services amongst the practitioners …

Chapter Focus: Western Cape Chapter

The Western Cape Chapter predated the formation of EAPA-SA when it had links to the IPM as an EWP forum. Over the years, since the 1990’s, the chapter has grown and become very focused in the provision of developmental programmes to its members.

Chapter Focus: Ikhala Chapter

Chapter Chairperson, Bridgette Cain-Noveve, provides interesting insights into EAPA-SA’s Ikhala Chapter, located in East London.

EAPA Nigeria Merit Award for EAPA-SA

It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Radhi Vandayar and Mr Hannes Kruger for being counted amongst the recipients of EAPA-Nigeria Merit Award 2017 for their sterling role and contribution towards the establishment of EAP in Nigeria. Let us congratulate...

Andrew Davies wins award!

We are are proud that yet another SA member won an international award. Andrew Davies won the international award for “EAPA Member of the Year”. You can see the photographs of Andrew accepting the award at the 2017 conference held in Los Angeles, California below. See...

CSR project appeal to EAPA-SA Conference delegates

EAPA-SA places tremendous value on Corporate Social Responsibility, and has proudly supported community based projects in the recent years. This involvement in CSR projects is rooted in the belief that we want to make a difference and truly add value to people’s...

EVENTS

Stories about our events and what took place

Marking 10 years of EAPA Free State Chapter

The year 2018 marks 10 years of EAPAFS’ existence! In marking this important milestone, the chapter will kick-start its 2018 operational year with an opening event themed ‘Night out with the Stars” This theme captures the essence of our existence, reaching for the...

EAPA International Conference 2017

The 2017 World EAP conference was held in Los-Angeles over four days from 4th – 6th November 2017, with a one-day pre-conference training held on the 3rd November 2017. The conference was attended by over 800 delegates from around the world with approximately 40...

EAPA-SA Conference 2017 – Report Back

From 19th to 22nd September South Africa’s only annual Employee Health and Wellness conference, organised by EAPA-SA, took place at Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg. In his opening remarks EAPA-SA President, Mr Tinyiko Chabalala, introduced the conference theme: RESPONSEability: Engaging to shape the ideal workplace.

Pan African EAPA Conference Report

HOTEL AFRICANA JULY 2017 VIDEO LINK to the EAPA-SA President's Interview  REPORT BY EAPA UGANDA BRANCH   Background Summary The Pan African EAPA conference which was the first of its kind was launched on the 18th of July, 2017 at Hotel Africana, Kampala – Uganda. The...

EAPA-SA Conference Programme Launched

The EAPA-SA Conference Organising Committee is very proud to announce the Conference Programme. It is jam packed full with a variety of speakers. Download the full PDF EAPA-SA 2017 Conference Programme Read the speakers bios here Register to attend the conference...

2017 Conference Speakers Announced

We are proud to announce that the first phase of speakers for the EAPA-SA 2017 Conference have been confirmed and published. Please visit our conference website for more info and to read about the speakers and their presentations here There are more announcements to...

EAPA-Egoli Seminar: Dialogue on EAP/EWP Practice Models

EAPA-SA and the EAPA-Egoli Chapter cordially invites you to a breakfast seminar Theme: Dialogue on EAP/EWP Practice Models - From Academia to Implementation in a South African context Venue: Old Mutual, Old Mutual Square, 93 Grayston Drive & West Drive, Sandton When:...

ARTICLES

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EAP tools for building a productive workforce

An employee assistance program (EAP) provides workers with a way to find help for dealing with personal and work-related issues, including alcoholism and mental health issues. Without this help these issues could decrease employees’ quality of life and interfere with job performance and decrease productivity.

Back to Basics: Strategies to Prevent Burnout

Burnout exists at all levels of employment. It is more likely when employees have unreasonable demands placed on them or are in roles that are not a good fit. Burnout is characterised by emotional exhaustion, pessimism and ineffectiveness in the workplace, and by a chronic negative responses to stressful workplace conditions.

Top Trends Shaping EAP Today

From their inception, primarily as workplace-based counselling programmes, EAPs have evolved, and are still evolving, into encompassing a diverse group of services in response to changes and influences from inside and outside of the workplace.

Deepening your EAP Toolkit

First of all, why use EAPs in an organisation’s management toolkit? As one of the main aims of an EAP is to reduce the time employees are absent from work and to ensure that when they are at work they are present and working at their best, it results in their optimal performance and productivity.

Back To Basics: Communication In The Workplace

More than ever before, employees working in the digital age must know how to communicate in order to effectively convey and receive messages in person as well as via the phone, by email, and through online communication apps like Whatsapp and other social media.

EAP’s Role in Facing Addiction in the Workplace

One sector of addicted employees that are regularly overlooked are workers who may appear to be high-functioning in the workplace and give little indication of an addiction problem. The reality is that addiction and substance use disorders infiltrate countless organisations via its employees, making their lives increasingly unmanageable and affecting the quality of their work…