A new partnership has today (20 August 2020) been announced between Chambers Ireland and health and wellbeing provider, Health Assured, to offer a new Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to their Chamber members.
Chambers Ireland’s new partnership with Health Assured will offer business members within our network a reduced sign-up rate to a 24/7, 365 confidential telephone support and counselling service, as well as to a wide range of wellbeing resources via an online wellbeing portal and mobile app, including articles, fact sheets, videos, webinars and self-help programmes.
David Price, CEO of Health Assured, said,
“Health Assured is delighted to be partnering up with Chambers Ireland and their members. With one in four people in Ireland predicted to suffer mental health issues at some point in their lives, and despite the significant progress made in modern society, the long-standing stigma that was once attached to mental health conditions still plays a role in preventing many employees from coming forward to their employers regarding their mental health.
With the clear links between employees’ wellbeing and their level of performance and morale at work, taking note and modifying the way you address mental health at work should be of the up-most importance. We hope that our new partnership with Chamber members will go a long way towards ensuring that those who need support in a professional or personal capacity, always have somewhere to turn.”
Welcoming the new programme, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said,
“Chambers Ireland is pleased to play its part in encouraging the importance of looking after the mental health and wellbeing of employees, as we all adapt to new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
By partnering with Health Assured to offer our members the opportunity of a reduced sign-up rate to this programme, we hope to see businesses across the country avail of these essential resources for health and wellbeing support.
COVID-19 will have disrupted many aspects of people’s lives, particularly in the area of mental health.
It is vital that particular care and attention is paid to people’s mental health as they continue to work amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and this new Employee Assistance Programme is intended as a key resource employees can turn to for support.”