Vivup’s employee assistance programme (EAP) has become the first in the UK to gain accreditation from the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA).
The EAPA standards were created to strengthen legislative requirements and existing guidance, including those of the UK Council for Physiotherapy and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
In order to achieve accreditation, the EAP was assessed and had to provide evidence of its commitment to the standards during an independent verification process.
According to Vivup, the process allowed the EAP team to introspectively evaluate and refine their professional services, reinforced trust and instilling confidence among both individual and corporate clients and facilitated continuous improvement by highlighting best practice.
Tracey Paxton, managing director of Vivup EAP, said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded the first UK EAPA accreditation. This is further evidence to the fact that we continue to provide innovative EAP and secondary mental health service care and treatment pathways within a robust Clinical Governance Framework. A huge well done to all the team who deliver this important and much needed service.”
The company’s EAP also has the Accreditation Programme for Psychological Therapies Services mark of approval, which was awarded in partnership with the British Psychological Society and the Royal College of Psychiatrists and recognises the quality of its services including counselling, secondary mental health services and wellbeing support.