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WORKPLACE MUTUAL AID AND SELF‐HELP: INVALUABLE RESOURCES FOR EAPs

Employee Counselling Today

ISSN: 0955-8217

Article publication date: 1 February 1991

Abstract

This article describes the significance of mutual aid and self‐help groups for employee assistance programmes (EAPs). In an era of dwindling resources, groups can be valuable adjunctive resources. Examples given are a recovery network of AA members at the workplace willing to act in a 12‐step fashion with EAP clients, a co‐dependency assessment and support group, a supervisor′s mutual aid support group and a peer support group diversity network. The benefit to EAP professionals of developing these groups is an expanded range of referral resources, increased visibility for the EAP and an opportunity to engage in community building within the workplace.

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Van Den Bergh, N. (1991), "WORKPLACE MUTUAL AID AND SELF‐HELP: INVALUABLE RESOURCES FOR EAPs", Employee Counselling Today, Vol. 3 No. 2, pp. 9-19. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000002856

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MCB UP Ltd

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