n the UK, much attention has been focused recently on mental health issues – with a dawning of understanding of the sheer scale – and the growing impact – of various mental health conditions … including the impact on workplace productivity.

Now research by Curaiink Healthcare suggest that properly constructed and focused  Employee Assistance Programmes can result in meaningful and lasting behaviour change that decreases absenteeism, increases productivity and improves healthcare outcomes for employees who present with depression and alcohol abuse.

Many of us have known for some time that well-being is an important productivity factor and that programmes that improve employee well-being are an investment rather than a cost.   Evidence which corroborates this view is welcome.