Employee Assistance Program

We support an inclusive environment where people of all genders and ages, people living with a disability, First Nations people and people from LGBTI and CALD communities feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas; knowing that these will be valued and respected. Our staff are well-informed and sensitive to lived experiences. They understand the complexities and challenges people face when accessing services. We are committed to working with you to understand your needs.

Bethany Community Support works with organisations to provide support to employees through the Employee Assistance Program.

An Employee Assistance Program – or EAP – is a confidential counselling service available to any employee of a member organisation who requires assistance with issues affecting their wellbeing, either personally or at the workplace. Counselling with qualified Bethany professionals can be provided over the phone or face-to-face.

Bethany’s counsellors have a broad range of qualifications and experience including counselling, psychotherapy, family therapy and social work. The EAP can be used for assistance with:  

  • relationship issues
  • family difficulties
  • personal problems
  • stress and anxiety
  • interpersonal conflicts
  • alcohol or drug-related issues
  • grief and loss
  • financial hardship
  • issues affecting work.

The EAP can also assist with referral to other support services both provided by Bethany and other community support organisations if required.

Once your organisation has engaged Bethany as an EAP provider, each employee can access three free sessions per year. We provide brochures and cards that you can give to your employees so they can find out more information.

For employers

If you’d like to speak to us about becoming a member organisation and setting up an EAP agreement for your business or workplace, please contact us on (03) 5278 8122.

For more information, download our EAP proposal. 

For employees

If your employer has an EAP agreement with Bethany and you’d like to speak confidentially with one of our counsellors, download our EAP brochure or call (03) 5278 8122