Source: Scotland – Highland Council
The introduction of a service to support the mental health and wellbeing of Highland Council staff and councillors is to be considered by the Council next week.
A report to Councillors will seek Members’ approval for the procurement of an Employee Assistance Programme for staff and Members which could offer telephone and internet-based counselling 24 hours a day.
The proposed service envisaged could provide personal support on a variety mental health and wellbeing issues and could help to reduce sickness absence; provide early intervention; and promote wellbeing.
The introduction of an Employee Assistance Programme through procurement is estimated by the Council to potentially lead to an annual reduction of £30,000 counselling costs to the Council.
Members will consider the report by the Council’s Occupational Health, Safety and Well Being Manager next Thursday 27 June 2019.
21 Jun 2019