Employee assistance programme

We are committed to the wellbeing of our staff. As part of this commitment, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), is available for staff to access. The EAP is a professional and confidential counselling service available to assist staff who may require help to resolve personal problems.  Assistance can be provided for a variety of personal, emotional or work related problems including:

  • Anxiety, depression and general emotional problems
  • Work related difficulties
  • Marital or family problems
  • Alcohol and drug related problems
  • Stress
  • Financial and legal worries
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Grief and trauma
  • Sleeping difficulties

The use of the EAP is voluntary. Staff may be encouraged to utilise the EAP but shall not be directed to participate. The effectiveness of the EAP lies in the early identification and resolution of problems before they seriously affect work performance and general wellbeing. Staff members can refer themselves directly to one of the designated psychologists, for up to 3 sessions paid for by the University.  Where longer term counselling is required, the psychologist will suggest specialist advice and a referral will be made to the staff member and they will be responsible for ongoing cost.

Respect for privacy is paramount and therefore the EAP will exercise strict confidentiality. All personal treatment information remains with the external service provider and no information shall be disclosed regarding the staff member unless the staff member authorises them to do so in writing.

How can I access the programme:

  1. Call the psychologist you have chosen and make an appointment.
  2. Tell them that you are a Flinders University staff member and that the University will pay for your session(s) under the EAP scheme.
  3. Tell them your area of employment in broad terms only (that is, whether you work in the Portfolios or a Colleges. Tell them which College)

Your name will not be disclosed to any member of the University at any time.

You may choose any one of the following providers in the table below for your counselling sessions.

Further information on a confidential basis is available from, RTW / WHS Consultant, Lien Nguyen, (08) 8201 3117.

You may choose any one of the following people for your counselling sessions:

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide

120 Rundle Street

Kent Town SA  5067

Ph: 1300 277 924

admin@humanpsychology.com.au

Human Psychology website

Find the location nearest you and

contact the relevant clinic phone

number

  • Adelaide – CBD
  • Morphett Vale
  • Seaview Downs
  • Payneham
  • Salisbury

Psychmed website

Psychology on Hackney

Dr Sue Stefanvoic

33 Hackney Road

Hackney, SA  5069

Ph: (08) 8363 5413

Early Assist Psychology

Ms Helen Holmes

188 Ward Street,

North Adelaide SA 5006

Ph: (08) 8267 1957

Rural Health SA

Ms Elissa Corlett

TELROC
PO Box 345
Renmark SA 5341

PH: 0447 858 323

 

Micah Psychology

PO Box 3204

Mount Gambier

Ph: 0447 561 712

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Dr Jan Isherwood-Hicks

Suite 3, Ground Floor, Raffles Plaza
1 Buffalo Court
Darwin NT 0800

PH: 8981 3339

Ms Jo-Ann Delahunty

Health & Relaxation Centre
Shop 7 Diarama Village
Larapinta Drive

Alice Springs NT 0871

PH: (08) 8952 4374

 

Find the location nearest you and

contact the relevant clinic phone

number

  • Darwin
  • Alice Springs
  • Katherine

EASA website

 

Manager Assist Program

This program runs in parallel with the EAP program but is developed to confidentially provide support to Managers as they lead. It is an avenue for Managers to obtain timely support in managing personal and interpersonal work issues related to managing staff performance, work relationships and organisational change.

The program is not meant to replace internal Human Resources functions but recognises  these may at times be limited and extra expertise maybe required for shorts periods of time.

A Manager Hot-Line accessible via telephone or email that enables Managers to contact Human Psychology on an initial basis to briefly discuss issues or concerns.  Queries would generally be responded to within 12 hours of receipt (unless assessed as critical/ urgent) and Managers can receive initial advice and recommendations on a situation from a trained psychologist.

 For further details visit https://humanpsychology.com.au/