Employee Assistance Programs
Employee wellbeing is a central aspect of any organisation’s duty of care. Physical risks are not the only threats faced by people who work for NGOs. According to research, the majority of humanitarian workers report high levels of stress and poor overall wellbeing.
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offering psychological support should be in place to support workers, offering access to certified mental health professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week, via Skype, phone calls and face-to-face sessions - before, during and after their deployment. EAPs can provide valuable support to workers experiencing personal or work-related challenges.