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Egoli Chapter Member Survey 2021

Egoli Chapter Member Survey 2021

The EAPA-SA Egoli Chapter invites the Egoli Chapter’s members and stakeholders to support us in completing our Member Survey for 2021. The objective of this Member Survey is to obtain input from our members on the strategies and focal areas for 2021’s Operational...

Service Provider Guide Update: Feedback Required

Service Provider Guide Update: Feedback Required

Dear Valued EAP Stakeholder On behalf of EAPA-SA, I hereby wish to take this opportunity to thank you for the time you took and for joining us in the Service Provider Membership virtual consultation session held on Zoom on  held last Tuesday. As custodians of the EAP...

Farewell: Cheryl Pillay

Farewell: Cheryl Pillay

An EWP champion has earned her angel wings. It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of Cheryl Pillay, a long standing member of the Nelson Mandela Bay Chapter of EAPA-SA. Despite her health challenges, she was always ready and willing to lend...

We invite you to become a content contributor

We invite you to become a content contributor

The detrimental effects of the coronavirus pandemic has placed EAP, as an industry, at the forefront of employee health and wellness like never before, including in the support of care workers and other essential workers  on the frontline in the fight to overcome...

EAPA-SA Workplace Guideline COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-19 Virus

EAPA-SA Workplace Guideline COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-19 Virus

OVERVIEW OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC A contagious disease known as Coronavirus or COVID-19, caused by SARS-CoV-19 Virus, was first detected in China in December 2019 and has since spread worldwide.  On 30 January 2020, The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared...

STATEMENT FROM EAPA-SA ABOUT COVID-19

STATEMENT FROM EAPA-SA ABOUT COVID-19

Date: 17 March 2020 SUBJECT: STATEMENT FROM EAPA-SA ABOUT COVID-19  Dear Delegates, Members and Stakeholders,  In light of President Ramaphosa’s address on Sunday 15th of March 2020 regarding the Covid-19 outbreak and the state of disaster restrictions that the...

We invite you to become a content contributor

We invite you to become a content contributor

Call for content: The Board would like to showcase members and add to the Association’s valuable body of knowledge by inviting EAPA-SA members to become newsletter content contributors.

We invite you to become a content contributor

We invite you to become a content contributor

In order to continue providing our members with the highest quality, most topical content possible, EAPA-SA is seeking reputable contributions to EAPA-SA newsletter article content, covering leading practices and emerging issues from within the EAP industry. We ask...

EVENTS
Free State Chapter General Meeting and Developmental Session

Free State Chapter General Meeting and Developmental Session

The Chapter held their first general meeting for the year, coupled with a developmental session. Amongst the topics discussed is Code of Practice: Managing Exposure to SARS-COC-2 in the workplace.   The motivational speaker gave Practitioners an encouragement to serve...

Platinum Chapter Stakeholder Engagement Session

Platinum Chapter Stakeholder Engagement Session

Platinum chapter engaged with potential members, including municipalities in an effort to grow membership in the region. The stakeholder engagement session was held at Hope Hill Rehabilitation Centre in Rustenburg.

Webinar 05 April 2022: The Trilogy of Trauma, Grief and Fatigue

In EAPASA’s monthly EduWeb seminar held on 5th April, specialist presenters, Paul Quinsee – relationship expert from Ati2ud Communications, Carol-Ann Dixon - Counselling Psychologist (UK) with over 20 years’ experience in therapeutic work with couples and families,...

ARTICLES

Work-life balance and its effect on productivity

The advent of COVID-19 was seen to throw “traditional” work-life balance for a loop as the people who could, shifted to working from home during lockdown. Work-life balance means different things to different people as each individual has different tolerances, life...

Farewell: Rev. Craig Matthew Van Wyk

Farewell: Rev. Craig Matthew Van Wyk

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of one of our Egoli Chapter Members.   Rev. Craig Matthew Van Wyk (EMS Senior Chaplain & Former ECSA Pastor/ DBC 1988) passed away after a massive heart attack. A great person, an inspiring counsellor as...

Five Tips for Increasing EAP Usage

Why do EAPs tend to be underused, despite the fact that they are free for employees to use? Before COVID-19, numerous studies were consistent in pegging EAP usage at less than 10%.  As employees have increasingly turned to EAPs during COVID-19, employers have the...

Are EAPs Keeping Pace with Change?

Are EAPs Keeping Pace with Change?

In the last 26 months, Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) have had to turn a corner, and fast, due to large-scale disruptions caused by COVID-19. From perhaps being seen as “just another employee benefit”, they have become an essential employee support service that...

Supporting Employees Who Are Facing Retirement

Supporting Employees Who Are Facing Retirement

Retirement is something that every employee needs to think about - it signifies a very abrupt change to one’s lifestyle. Some people cannot wait to retire; it is a goal they have planned for and have anticipated for many years. But this is not true for everyone. For...

Tackling a Growing Problem of Workplace Rudeness

Tackling a Growing Problem of Workplace Rudeness

Regardless of the nature of your work, you have probably encountered some form of rude behaviour at work at one time or another. You may have encountered a co-worker who never responds to your emails or who does not respond when a meeting invite is sent to them. You...

Supporting Employees Going Through a Divorce

Supporting Employees Going Through a Divorce

Psychological, social and financial problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have left many South African marriages broken beyond repair, with the result that the number of divorce cases has escalated since March 2020. International research studies have found a...

Fostering the Expression of Spirituality in the Workplace

It makes sense that people want to incorporate the same ideals and beliefs that they apply to their private life to their work life; and spiritual or religious beliefs can profoundly affect how employees do their jobs.  When an employee finds they are surrounded by...

How Can Employers Create a Mentally Healthier Workplace?

How Can Employers Create a Mentally Healthier Workplace?

What is a healthy workplace? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO 2009), a healthy workplace is one where, “workers and managers collaborate to continually improve the health, safety and wellbeing of all workers and by doing this, sustain the productivity...

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