What is an EAP?

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a voluntary, work-based program that offers free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees who have personal and/or work-related problems. 

Similar services may also be referred to as a Life Assistance Program (LAP) or, if offered through a health plan, a Member Assistance Program.

Reaching out to an EAP consultant is a good first step. 

Many employers offer an EAP to address issues affecting mental health and well-being. EAP consultants are trained to understand your concerns and connect you to a clinician, counselor, mediator, lawyer, or financial advisor. 

  • Address depression, anxiety, or substance use issues
  • Improve relationships at home or work
  • Manage stress
  • Work through emotional issues or grief
  • Assist with legal and financial concerns

How do I know if my company has an EAP?

You can always ask your HR. EAP provider information is also typically shared:

  • During your company's annual open enrollment 
  • In your company's benefits guide

If your employer is a Lumity client, you can contact Lumity support to find out if your company has an Employee Assistance Program. EAP information is also available in your company's Digital Benefits Guide ("Perks" tab).

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