Government Employees Getting Help To Cope With Anxiety, Depression

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Press Release:- The Department of the Public Service through the Employee Assistance Programme-EAP, will be conducting presentations to government employees on:

1.How to cope with Anxiety
2.How to Cope with Depression and Associated Factors such as Loneliness.

The presentations will serve as a tool in helping officers to become more aware of their emotional state and better able to manage the natural fallouts of anxiety, depression and associated factors such as loneliness, isolation etc.

The Department of the Public Service believes that such interventions are necessary especially with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The presentation on “How to Cope with Anxiety” is scheduled for Tuesday 15th December, 2020 at 2:00 pm while the presentation on “How to Cope with Depression”, is scheduled for Wednesday 16th December, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

All presentations will be conducted via Zoom.

Government employees who wish to attend the said presentations are asked to contact their respective human resource officers as soon as possible, so that the necessary arrangements can be made with the Training Division of the Department of the Public Service.

As a result of the capacity limit of Zoom priority will be given to the first one hundred applicants.

The Employee Assistance Programme in Saint Lucia has been featured in the Caribbean Leadership Project (CLP) Magazine entitled, “Celebrating the Caribbean Leadership Project 2011-2018” as a “Bright Spot in the Caribbean”.

A Bright Spot is an establishment which has been identified by the Caribbean Leadership Programme as an organization which exemplifies excellence in leadership in the creation of innovative and client-centered service.

The Employee Assistance Programme was established on the 10th March, 2016, as a work-based intervention programme, designed to enhance the professional attitude of government employees and provide assistance to employees whose professional and personal challenges are adversely affecting their quality of life and job performance.

EAP provides six (6) free counselling sessions to government employees and their immediate family members on: career counselling, job -related issues, emotional difficulty, abuse, alcohol or chemical dependency, health challenges, dependent care, financial issues, domestic violence, marital conflict, grief, medical stress, anxiety and depression.

Counseling sessions are facilitated by highly trained professionals, who are guided by the Code of Conduct and Standards for Counsellors/Practitioners, and the Saint Lucia Public Service Staff Orders.

Headline photo courtesy Juliet Furst

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