We recognise that micro and small businesses may not have the resources and facilities that larger firms have to support their staff at this difficult time, so we have extended our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offer to the employees and owners of all micro and small businesses.

Any business employing 50 or less, and any business employing up to 100 in the hospitality sector, who operate in Warwickshire and may need some support to stay well and working, are eligible to register for the programme.

The service offered by EAP provider, Vita Health Group, is completely confidential - even if your business has just two employees, total confidentiality will be maintained. They offer a range of services which covers both personal home life issues as well as problems at work.

Whatever your issue or concern, the EAP will be able to offer some support, whether it be debt advice, probate queries, or issues with landlords, to just having someone to chat and offload to after a difficult day. The programme will offer structured mental health support if it is needed.

How it works:

Eligible businesses can register their interest in this free service with no obligation to actually use the programme.

The business will then receive a confirmation and information email. Staff can then be made aware of the support by email for those working at home, or posters in the workplace, which detail how to access the website and the 24/7, 365 days a year helpline. The service can be accessed directly and confidentially without further manager involvement.