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Mental Health Support Available Through Employee Assistance Program
April 10, 2023

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides employer-paid mental health support and other well -being resources for UW System employees and household family members.

Mental health is a critical part of overall health. Everyone faces challenges in life that may impact mental health. If life challenges are making it difficult for you to cope, it may be time to get professional help.

The EAP is available twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year to help you connect with a counselor in-person or virtually to discuss your concerns. Household family members are also eligible for counseling. EAP services are confidential and solution-focused with the goal of bringing measurable improvement to your situation. Below is a summary of the wide range of situations the EAP can assist with.

Anxiety and Depression: If you are experiencing mild symptoms of anxiety or depression, the EAP professionals may be able to help you determine how to manage your condition.

Grief and Loss Support: Grief and loss are difficult emotions that most everyone experiences. The past few years have been especially difficult. The EAP can help you work through the emotions that may be causing you distress.

Financial Support: Financial struggles can be a significant source of stress. EAP financial advisors can address your specific concerns and help you determine solutions for managing your financial situation.

Daily Living Support: Stress associated with daily life can be overwhelming. Whether you’re looking for a cleaning service, realtor, new gym, dog walker, day care options or a moving company, contact the EAP. The EAP will conduct a search and present their findings to you so you can evaluate your options.

Legal Support: Seeking legal advice can be time consuming and expensive. The EAP gives you access to creating wills, and a free 30-minute legal consultation with an attorney with expertise in your matter. If you choose to retain the attorney, there will be a 25% reduction in the hourly rate.

Don’t wait to reach out for professional help with your mental health. Contact the EAP today. 

Resources: The EAP web page includes contact information and resources.


Source: UW System Human Resources
Categories: Wellness