Findings from an EAP study led by Dr. Milot at our Work and Health Research Lab have been published in the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health: The Impact of a Canadian EAP on Mental Health and Workplace Functioning: Findings from a Prospective Quasi-Experimental Study
The full article is available online.
The study investigated the causal impacts of a Canadian external EAP (Arete Human Resources Inc.) on mental health, work functioning and life satisfaction. It was a first of its kind external EAP research study including a control group of non-EAP.
Study results summary:
At six months follow-up, the EAP users demonstrated significantly reduced psychological distress, including reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety compared to the control group of non-EAP users.
EAP users had significantly reduced work presenteeism and work distress, and increased work engagement.
EAP users reported greater life satisfaction at follow-up relative to non-EAP users
Improvements in mental health explained the positive impacts of the Arete EAP on workplace functioning.