Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Philippines
“Your Partner in Mental Health Concerns”
EAP is a mental health benefit service for employees. It is being offered as a partnership between companies. Services include face to face and phone individual & group counseling as well as learning sessions. EAP aids organizations in promoting employee well-being, helping them operate at their peak performance. A number of researches have shown striking evidence that EAP improves employee morale, leading them to be more motivated, self-reliant, confident and productive at work. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 66 percent of terminations, regardless if they are good employees, leave a position due to their inability to handle overwhelming personal issues. EAP, therefore aims to reduce overall health care cost and decrease stress-related attrition rate. Healthy individuals work better and more efficiently, increasing the company’s productivity, making EAP a self-generating corporate asset.
Philippine Mental Health Act | Republic Act No. 11036
In Compliance with DOLE D.O. No. 208
July 24, 2017
The State affirms the basic right of all Filipinos to mental health as well as the fundamental rights of people who require mental health services. This is an act establishing a National Mental Health Policy for the purpose of enhancing the delivery of integrated mental health services, promoting and protecting the rights of persons utilizing psychiatric, neurological and psychosocial health services, appropriating funds therefore, and for other purposes; Improve mental healthcare facilities; and promote mental health education in schools and workplaces.
Chapter V. Sec 24.
Mental Health Promotion in Educational Institutions. – Educational institutions, such as schools, colleges, universities, and technical schools, shall develop policies and programs fro students, educators, and other employees designed to: raise awareness on mental health issues, identify and provide support and services for individuals at risk, and facilitate access, including referral mechanisms of individuals with mental health conditions to treatment and psychosocial support. All public and private educational institutions shall be required to have a complement of mental health professionals.
Chapter V. Sec 25.
Mental Health Promotion and Policies in the Workplace. – Employers shall develop appropriate policies and programs on mental health in the workplace designed to: raise awareness on mental health issues, correct the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health conditions, identify and provide support fro individuals at risk, and facilitate access of individuals with mental health conditions to treatment and psychosocial support. Read More