The impact of workplace bullying
Workplace bullying can affect people in a number of ways, resulting in:
- distress, anxiety, panic attacks
- Difficulties in sleeping
- physical illness, such as muscular tension, headaches and nausea
- reduced work performance
- loss of self-esteem and feelings of isolation
- deteriorating relationships with colleagues, family and friends
- increased risk of suicide
How bullying can affect your work
If you are subject to bullying at work you may find yourself to be:
- less active or successful
- less self-assured in your work
- feel scared, stressed, anxious or depressed
- have your life outside of work affected, e.g. study, relationships
- want to stay away from work
- feel like you can’t trust your employer or colleagues
- lack confidence and happiness about yourself and your work
- have physical signs of stress like headaches, backaches, sleep problems and nausea
What is EAP?
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential counselling service provided to employees to support and assist their well-being in both the workplace and personal life. Depending on the employer’s arrangement, EAP may also extend to immediate family members.
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a voluntary and confidential service, to assist employees and often, their family members (dependents) with personal concerns impacting wellbeing and work performance.
What is Employee Assistance Program Australia?
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a work-based intervention program intended to improve the emotional, mental and overall psychological wellbeing of all employees and consist of facilities for immediate family members.
How long are EAP sessions?
between 25 and 40 minutes