The Employee Assistance Programme is a free, confidential counselling service the University of Otago is making available to eligible staff.
The purpose of the programme is to provide short term brief, intervention counselling. Three sessions are available free. In the event of longer maintenance counselling being required this would be at the cost of the individual staff member.
The programme recognises that there are many issues affecting an individual's ability to perform. The programme has been accessed by staff for many different issues, some of which are: relationships, stress, family, workplace, alcohol/drugs, bereavement, and legal.