The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provided by Vivup is the first EAP in the UK to be accredited by EAPA (Employee Assistance Professionals Association).

The EAPA Accreditation standards have been structured to harmonise with and augment existing guidelines and legislative requirements, notably, those by the UKCP (UK Council for Physiotherapy) and the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

The EAP provided by Vivup, also has the prestigious APPTS (Accreditation Programme for Psychological Therapies Services) mark of approval, the highest level of clinical accreditation in the UK. The APPTS is awarded in partnership with the British Psychological Society and the Royal College of Psychiatrists and recognises the wide range of high quality services including counselling, secondary mental health services and wellbeing support offered by Vivup.

For the EAPA accreditation, the EAP recently undertook an assessment process to provide evidence of adherence and upholding the integrity of these standards, which was facilitated by an independent verification process. The advantages of this process include:

  • Allowing the EAP team to introspectively evaluate and refine their professional services
  • Reinforcing trust and instilling confidence among both individual and corporate clients
  • Facilitating continuous improvement by highlighting best practice

Tracey Paxton, Managing Director of Vivup Employee Assistance Programme, commented:

“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.”

Lisa Baker

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