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Employee Assistance Program

What is the EAP?

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are employer sponsored efforts aimed at keeping workers at peak productivity. When an employee is worried about a personal problem, he or she cannot do the job well. Some of the things that go wrong in the work place are:

  • Absenteeism goes up
  • Lateness increases
  • Errors skyrocket
  • Accidents happen
  • Work relationships deteriorate
  • Violence can occur

EAP is the answer so that little problems can be tackled before they become big ones. All large corporations and most mid sized companies offer an EAP to their employees. The government strongly recommends EAP Programs in conjunction with the Drug free Workplace initiative.

Our EAP professional will have experience dealing with workplace related problems, and also demonstrate expertise in attaining solutions that benefit both the individual workers and the workplace as a whole.

Are you or someone you know experiencing…

  • Marital/ Family Problems
  • Anger Management Problems
  • Physical/ Sexual/ Emotional Abuse Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Grief/ Loss
  • Drug Abuse
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Domestic Violence Issues

The business community has recognized that many everyday life stresses can negatively affect employee attendance and concentration, the general workplace morale, and an employee’s ability to perform well on the job. Today, many companies provide EAP services for their employees


Should your company develop a contractual relationship with COPE/Beachside, it costs you nothing to contact your Human Resources Department. If you are referred by your supervisor, your company pays for your first three visits.

If the EAP Mental Health Professional decides you might benefit from the services beyond the three visits paid for by your company, the cost related to these services may be covered by your health insurance plan. The cost of services not included in your plan will be your responsibility, in which case the EAP professional will work with you to select quality, affordable services.


The services you receive from the EAP are protected by both state and federal laws concerning confidentiality. Your request for assistance and any information that may be shared is between you and the EAP professional. In general, information from the EAP may be released only with your prior written permission.

Participation in the EAP will not jeopardize your job. In fact, any assistance you receive in correcting a job performance problem may be looked upon as favorable.


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