Workplace Wellbeing

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

EAP are confidential coaching, counselling, and wellbeing services provided by an employer. This service can be beneficial if employees in your organisation are experiencing personal or work-related challenges. Managers may also recommend the EAP to employees who require emotional support and assistance.

After 9 years of operating EAP programs, Wide Bay Counselling & Psychotherapy are proud to be a leading provider in the Bundaberg region, offering priority appointments, monthly data updates, and direct counsellor contact for our EAP clients.

Employees can benefit from accessing the EAP in areas such as:

  • Relationships
  • Work/life balance
  • Stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Crisis and trauma
  • Addictions
  • Managing life stages
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Team performance
  • Supervision for staff in helping professions

As with all of our counselling services, EAP consultations are strictly confidential.

EAP Workshops & Training

Wide Bay Counselling & Psychotherapy is a leading EAP provider in the greater Bundaberg region. We have been proudly operating highly-specialised EAP programs for individuals and organisations for almost a decade. A few reasons you should choose us to facilitate your next group workshop or deliver your EAP program:

  • We are responsive to the needs of your service
  • EAP clients get priority appointments
  • Clients get direct contact with a counsellor
  • Companies receive monthly confidential statistics

Critical Incident Debriefing

When a traumatic and life-changing event occurs, this can result in people feeling unsafe, insecure and nervous about life, including their surroundings. At Wide Bay Counselling & Psychotherapy, we are here to support those affected by such  circumstances. It is vital for long-term recovery that you seek a consultation within 24-72 hours following a traumatic event.

During a Critical Incident Debriefing, we aim to unpack the trauma by promoting resilience, support and recovery so the client can return to a state of normalcy.

Symptoms and emotional responses after a traumatic event may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Illness
  • Withdrawal
  • Moodiness
  • Sadness
  • Grief Loss of interest in activities
  • Weight gain/loss
  • Appearing unwell
  • Phobias
  • Paranoia
  • Fear
  • Guilt
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting and Diarrhoea
  • Chest pain appearing as a heart attack but is an anxiety attack
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeplessness

Critical Incident Debriefings can help manage the trauma and provides the client a safe and trusting environment to support them to move towards a healthy future.

Ask us how we can assist your Critical Incident Debriefing.

Supervision Services

Our Bundaberg peer supervision service caters primarily to professionals working in community services. Working with an experienced practitioner, it enables professionals to clarify and resolve issues presented by their clients or workplaces.

We also provide professional supervision for those in the helping and healing professions who want to learn how to hold space for others more deeply.

Benefits Of Supervision

The benefits of supervision include enhanced accountability, feeling more supported, development of professional skills and improved efficiency. Supervision is also associated with decreased feelings of isolation and role ambiguity.

Our process has been found to:

  • Broaden perspectives
  • Enhance work performance
  • Reduce the risk of burnout
  • Expand professional networks

Supervision is designed to complement, not replace, the existing line management structure in the workplace.

Peer Support Programs

More organisations are recognising the importance of mental health and wellbeing for their staff. It has been shown that happy and engaged employees directly contribute to the company’s bottom line through increased productivity and output.

Peer Support Officers are employees within an organisation who have volunteered their time to learn the skills to assist their co-workers through difficult times when needed. Research shows that having PSOs as a first line of support for staff wellbeing reduces the use of EAPs, saving the organisation in financial costs and the time associated with bringing outside psychological support into the organisation.

Our therapists are all accredited peer support trainers and can facilitate a session for individuals or groups of employees.