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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

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...

Old Mutual Partnership Awards

Old Mutual Partnership Awards

Old Mutual held its inaugural Partnership Awards (OMPA) at the end of 2019, which was designed as a vehicle  to recognise the partnerships and relationships that it established with its most supportive stakeholders. This platform is intended to better enable the...

EVENTS
Invitation to EAPA-SA Special General Meeting(SGM)

Invitation to EAPA-SA Special General Meeting(SGM)

Good Afternoon Valued EAPA-SA members   In these unprecedented times, it is with mixed emotions that I invite you to join us forthis Special General Meeting in place of what would have been our 22nd AnnualGeneral Meeting. This, our very first virtual General...

More Reasons to Attend the EAPA-SA Eduweek 2020

We have had an amazing response since we opened the 2020 Eduweek registrations. Thank you to those that have already registered. If you have not yet registered, don't miss out on the Early Bird Discount, which expires on 20 May. The call for speakers is still open and...

EAPA-SA Symposium: Jacaranda Chapter

EAPA-SA Symposium: Jacaranda Chapter

The EAPA-SA Jacaranda Chapter in partnership with Old Mutual Pretoria hosted its very first and successful EAPA-SA Symposium, to have a debrief of the conference for its members and prospective members who could not make to attend the EAPA-SA 21st Annual Eduweek which...

Eduweek Sponsor Spotlight: Old Mutual

Q:  When was Old Mutual established and what the company’s purpose, vision and mission? A: Established in 1845, Old Mutual is the largest financial services provider in Southern Africa, with operations in 14 countries in Africa. The company has R1.2 billion under...

Eduweek Speaker Profile: Safia Joseph – Careways Wellness

Eduweek Speaker Profile: Safia Joseph – Careways Wellness

We spoke to Safia Joseph, Project Manager of Careways Wellness to get her insights on the value of the event and input on the benefits she derived from attending EAPA-SA Eduweek. Safia is a registered psychologist with approaching 20 years’ experience - and extensive...

ARTICLES
EAPA-SA: Maintaining Ethical Practices in Employee Assistance

EAPA-SA: Maintaining Ethical Practices in Employee Assistance

EAPA-SA’s mission is that the Association: ensures the highest professional standards and ethics and continued development of South Africa’s employee assistance professionals, practitioners and service providers in their delivery of EP programmes.  The outworking of...

Breast Health Awareness – It’s an All-Year Round Issue

Breast Health Awareness – It’s an All-Year Round Issue

Breast health is an important component of a woman's overall wellness.  As Breast Cancer Awareness Month is under way, we’ll be seeing pink awareness efforts everywhere. Raising awareness is a great thing, but it is also important to remember that as the prevalence of...

What can Organisations do to Support Women Leaders?

What can Organisations do to Support Women Leaders?

All organisations stand to benefit from greater equality for women. However, many of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have hit women in the workplace disproportionately hard – not least in the widening of the gender wage gap. This regression is not just a blow to...

How to Shop for a Credible EAP Programme: Part Two

How to Shop for a Credible EAP Programme: Part Two

In Part One of our two-part article series on how to shop for a credible EAP programme, we first looked at the benefits of being an EAPA-SA member and at how the Association accredits its members upon application - which is helpful in demonstrating why it is a good...

How to Shop for a Credible EAP Programme: Part One

How to Shop for a Credible EAP Programme: Part One

There are many benefits to be had in being a member of the Employee Assistance Practitioner’s Association South Africa (EAPA-SA) for EA professionals as well as service providers and affiliates. One such benefit is the industry credibility that comes with being a...

What Can Employers do about Addressing Suicide?

What Can Employers do about Addressing Suicide?

In the wake of the pandemic suicides are expected to rise – but help can be provided 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day.  World Suicide Prevention Day is commemorated in order to promote worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. On average, almost...

How to increase employees’ use of EAP?

How to increase employees’ use of EAP?

COVID-19 has taken the intensity and range of employee challenges in 2020 to a new level. With the ongoing uncertainty caused by this pandemic, many employees are experiencing increased stress and anxiety. More than ever, employers are concerned about how to provide...

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