Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Last updated
28 June 2021

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a work-based intervention program which aims to enhance the emotional, mental and general psychological wellbeing of MOP(S) Act employees and their immediate family and household members.

The EAP can be accessed to assist you with work and personal issues including:

  • conflict at work
  • work performance issues
  • personal and career direction
  • stress and pressure
  • anxiety and depression
  • personal trauma and grief
  • alcohol, drug or gambling problems
  • child and family concerns
  • marital and relationship problems
  • financial and legal problems

MOP(S) Act employees and their family/household members can access up to three free counselling sessions per issue. You are allowed up to two issues in a 12-month period.

If additional counselling is required, the provider will seek agreement from MaPS to continue the free service.

The EAP also provides a Manager Support Program that can help you manage your team effectively and discuss complex challenges including:

  • mental health of people in your team
  • performance based conversations
  • managing conflict
  • supporting people through change and critical incidents

All EAP services are confidential, with the following exceptions:

  • consent by the client
  • where there is a risk to the safety of the client, or others
  • comply with statutory duties (e.g. mandatory reporting)
  • comply with a court order or subpoena.

Accessing EAP

Contact Assure Programs 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to schedule an appointment. Appointments can be made by phoning 1800 945 145 or online

This awareness video further explains the EAP. Assure Programs also offer a range of tip sheets to help you look after yourself.