EAP – Employee Assistance Programme

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A company’s biggest asset is its people. An Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) is a valuable benefit. Making a commitment to the well-being of your staff is also a commitment to the well-being of your business as a whole. A healthy workforce is a happy workforce, is a productive workforce and less likely to take time off work due to stress-related illnesses.

Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP‘s) can be used to address a broad range of topics which may be encountered in the workplace. These problems and issues may include, but are not limited to, relationships, health, trauma, substance abuse, gambling and other addictions, financial problems, depression, anxiety disorders, psychiatric disorders, communication problems, legal and coping with change.

We help you to create a healthy and safe environment for your workforce by enhancing workplace vitality. This ensures your business remains competitive.

Employee Assistance Programs

EAPs are intended to help employees deal with personal problems that might adversely impact their job performance, health, and well-being

Why you should offer WAKE® to your employees?

It’s pretty simple: healthy workers are more motivated and therefore more productive. It costs more to hire and train a new employee than it does to help and retain a current worker. It also shows your workers that you care about their welfare.

What does our Social WAKE®/Employee Assistance Programmes in South Africa offer?

This is a counselling service for employees experiencing personal or work-related problems. Issues covered include:

  • An assessment detailing client requirements
  • Counselling (personal/direct/indirect)
  • Trauma debriefing
  • Life skills development (see list of training programmes below)
  • Formal training (e.g. HIV/AIDS Peer Educator/Counsellor)
  • Rehabilitation, after care, follow-up
  • Access to referral network
  • Measurement of action plan based on needs assessment
  • Feedback to management


  • Alcohol awareness – examines the dangers, signs and stages of alcohol abuse and how to get help.
  • Communication – the different methods and how to use them in the workplace.
  • Drug awareness – the main types of drugs, with emphasis on TIK. Information about drug abuse, the signs, dangers and how to get help.
  • Finances – a basic look at budgeting and debt counselling.
  • Depression – examines the causes, signs and symptoms and how to get help
  • Stress management – examines the symptoms and causes of stress and how to manage it.
  • Burnout control – examines the dangers of burnout in the workplace, how to identify and deal with it.
  • HIV/AIDS – an in-depth look at what the disease is and how it is contracted. Special emphasis on how to prevent it, how and where to get tested and recommendations about treatment plans if needed.

Incon Health upholds strict compliance to the notion of serving two clients – the Employer and the Employee. Employee Assistance Programmes allows the employer to benefit from a more efficient and productive work force, while the employee is able to address and cope with personal problems that may have a negative impact on their work-life balance.

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