LGBTIQ+ Support Line

What can you expect?

Our counselling services are conducted in an inclusive and non-judgemental space utilising the specialisations of our counsellors, psychologists, and social workers to the very best advantage. Our LGBTIQ+ Support Line is answered by trained and supportive consultants. We will be using pronouns to identify ourselves and we’ll be asking our clients how they would like to be addressed. We go a step further as AccessEAP will also provide ACON’s Pride in Health + Wellbeing Program training and support for all of our people, to ensure that communications, policy, documents and procedures are in line with best practice.

Those calling the Support Line will be offered counsellors that we have verified as being trained and/or have experience working with the LGBTIQ+ community, not only for issues related to gender and sexuality but also a broad understanding of the barriers, obstacles and generally different issues that LGBTIQ+ community experiences. Please feel free to make specific requests in order for us to find the most suitable counsellor. Our Client Services consultants will work hard to use culturally appropriate language and we welcome feedback to continually learn and improve our service.

We want people to feel they can be who they are and feel they belong.

Call the LGBTIQ+ Support Line on 1300 349 950.

Video: Turning Negativity into Positivity

AccessEAP In The Moment Video Series: Turning Negativity into Positivity

  • Presented by: Eleni van Delft & Dorienne Spennato
  • Duration: 5 mins 35 secs

Embedding Link: https://vimeo.com/679006929

Video: Groundhog Day

AccessEAP In The Moment Video Series: Groundhog Day

  • Presented by: Julie Chalmers & Shari Walton 
  • Duration: 5 mins 15 secs

Embedding Link: https://vimeo.com/679010461

Relationship Manager - Sydney Based

  • Great career development opportunity
  • Make a genuine difference every day
  • Strong team and flexible working environment

AccessEAP partners with organisations to promote positive organisational behaviour, enhance employee well-being and improve workplace productivity. As an Australian owned, profit for purpose Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provider their outstanding success is based on understanding the unique needs of customers and tailoring services to support and prevent mental health issues in the workplace. Due to continued growth we need to recruit a passionate and team-oriented person keen to develop their Relationship Management skills and progress their career.

You will be responsible for working with customer organisations (mainly via phone) to help ensure the value they gain from the relationship is maximised and gather information to help further develop services and initiatives. Managing a broad based portfolio of customers you will develop and implement account management plans that contribute to developing their workplace culture and workplace wellbeing.

Probably with a customer service background your success to date will reflect your strong interpersonal skills, relationship building capabilities and potential. Your key skills will also include planning and organisation. Most importantly you will enjoy working in a team environment that is driven by respect, collaboration and accomplishment.

AccessEAP take the health of employees seriously and you will be working in an environment that genuinely cares about the wellbeing of all employees

For more information call David Williams on 0414551795 or to apply send your resume to dwilliams@kurtispaige.com.au

Video: Grief & Loss

AccessEAP In The Moment Video Series: Grief & Loss

  • Presented by: Annie Panow & Rodney Cole
  • Duration: 9 mins 55 secs
 

Embedding Link: https://vimeo.com/677978034

Video: Specialty Coaching and Consultation for Wellbeing

AccessEAP Video Series: Specialty Coaching and Consultation for Wellbeing

  • Presented by: Heaven Campbell & James Bell 
  • Duration: 3 mins 30 secs

Embedding Link: https://vimeo.com/672147610

Wellbeing Calendar - Q1 Positive Mental Health

Put yourself in control of your mental health and wellbeing with our monthly Wellbeing Tools. Each quarter you will have access to 3 tip sheets, a connection tool and a wellness spotlight.

This Quarter the wellness spotlight focuses on Mindfulness. Access meditation recordings via the AccessMyEAP App or Employee & Employer Login Areas, designed to help with Mindfulness for Wellbeing.

Our 2022 Wellbeing in Focus Calendar is available through the Employer Login Area of the AccessEAP website. The Wellbeing Tools will also be added to the Employee Login Area and AccessMyEAP App.

How to Adopt a Growth Mindset in 2022

With a New Year often comes a sense of new beginnings. Many of us start with resolutions for change, to turn over a new leaf, to bring fresh energy to our work and life.

This time of year is a good time to reflect on our mindset. Change is inevitable, but the way we approach it depends very much on our mindset. When we apply a growth mindset to change, we are more likely to discover a way to flourish.

As we continue to adapt and learn to live with COVID our mindset may be challenged, and we may push up against an inner “I can’t”. A growth mindset is framed around relying on and building on our strengths, taking one step at a time, and knowing that the viewpoint we take is always within our control. An “I can’t” may be an indicator that you’ve discovered one of your fixed mindsets. When that happens, it can be worthwhile to first take a step back and assess whether this is actually true; if you then see a possibility that “I can...”, ask yourself, what would be different if you saw this challenge as an indication you’re now learning something new, rather than simply a block that you can’t overcome? Then you might choose to take steps forward and lean into that challenge.

When learning about your different mindsets, the support of a counsellor or coach can be invaluable. You will have a person who listens attentively, without judgement. You will know that your conversation is completely confidential. And you will know that the person you are talking with has your best interests uppermost in their mind. It can be extraordinarily liberating to have conversations like this – when the other person has no agenda other than helping you to find the best possible outcome for you.

So as this work year gets underway, consider calling us and discovering how a counsellor or coach can support you as you work on those resolutions to make positive change in your life and to bring fresh energy to the people and projects that are important to you.

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Project Accountant

  • Strong Team environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 6-month contract - Possible long term opportunity

AccessEAP partners with businesses to promote positive organisational behaviour, enhance employee well-being and improve workplace productivity. As an Australian owned, profit for purpose Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provider their outstanding success is based on understanding the unique needs of customers and tailoring services to support and prevent mental health issues in the workplace. As a growing organisation undertaking significant change, we need an engaging accountant to provide financial management support to projects within the digital transformation program.

Your role will be to provide full accounting support and analysis to help ensure the achievement of project and program financial objectives and manage risk. Working as an active partner to project managers you will assist with the preparation of budgets & ongoing monitoring of costs. You will generate and interpret financial records and reports, Investigate cost variances and forecast future funding requirements

Degree qualified your track record of success your strong understanding of project management methodologies will reflect your proven ability to form and maintain collaborative working relationships with stakeholders. Your key strengths will include your analysis, judgement, planning and organising skills.  

Most importantly you will enjoy working in a team environment that is driven by the values of Respect, Collaboration, Integrity, Curiosity and Accomplishment. AccessEAP takes the health of employees seriously and you will be working in an environment that genuinely cares about the wellbeing of all employees.

For more information call David Williams on 0414551795 or to apply send your resume to dwilliams@kurtispaige.com.au

Relationship Manager - Brisbane Based

  • Help make a difference every day
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Strong team environment

AccessEAP partners with organisations to promote positive organisational behaviour, enhance employee well-being and improve workplace productivity. As an Australian owned, social enterprise Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, our success is based on understanding the unique needs of customer organisations and their people. We tailor services to help organisations support the mental health and wellbeing of people, especially in the workplace. Due to continued growth we need a passionate professional to engage with our customers and help ensure they gain optimal value from our initiatives in developing their workplace culture and employee wellbeing.

Your role will be to provide consultative advice to customers across the full spectrum of AccessEAP mental health and wellbeing initiatives. Managing a portfolio of accounts you will develop and implement growth and retention strategies, evaluating the success of programs and initiatives and translating this evaluation into meaningful improvement/expansion of initiatives.

Your track record of success will reflect your impartial and insightful thinking capabilities and ability to engage with a broad range of people. Your key strengths will include your planning and organising, analysis, judgement and outstanding interpersonal skills. Most importantly you will enjoy working in a team environment that is driven by respect, collaboration and accomplishment.

AccesssEAP takes the health of employees seriously and you will be working in an environment that genuinely cares about the wellbeing of all employees.
For more information call David Williams on 0414551795 or to apply send your resume to dwilliams@kurtispaige.com.au

Video: Guided Mindfulness

AccessEAP Meditation Series: Guided Mindfulness

  • Presented by: Dr Stephen Malloch
  • Duration: 5 mins 52 secs

Embedding Link: https://vimeo.com/666582629

Video: Body Scan Meditation

AccessEAP Meditation Series: Body Scan Meditation 

  • Presented by: Dorienne Spennato
  • Duration: 6 mins 50 secs

Embedding Link: https://vimeo.com/666980266

Video: How to psychologically separate from work after a busy day

AccessEAP Video Series: How to psychologically separate from work after a busy day

  • Presented by: Dorienne Spennato & Michael Foley
  • Duration: 4 mins 35 secs

Embedding Link: https://vimeo.com/665847753

Project Coordinator

  • Help build organisational capability
  • Digital Transformation focus
  • 8-month contract - Possible long term opportunity

AccessEAP partners with businesses to promote positive organisational behaviour, enhance employee well-being and improve workplace productivity. As an Australian owned, profit for purpose Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider their outstanding success is based on understanding the unique needs of customers and tailoring services to support and prevent mental health issues in the workplace. As a growing organisation currently going through a transformation we need a passionate and talented person to join the Projects & Innovation team.

Your role will be to coordinate and document progress on a digital transformation project using the AccessEAP project management methodology. This will likely result in a number of additional projects. Working closely with the external vendor you will plan, communicate and monitor all project activities and ensure deadlines are met. Importantly you will engage with all stakeholders to manage project issues, risks and change to deliver enhanced outcomes for customers, clients and the AccessEAP team.

Your track record of success leading digital system development and implementation projects will reflect your strong influence and relationship building skills. You will have experience developing and implementing Salesforce systems. Your key strengths will include your analysis, judgement, planning and organising skills. A strong understanding of project management methodologies and change leadership are prerequisites.

Most importantly you will enjoy working in a team environment that is driven by the values of Respect, Collaboration, Integrity, Curiosity and Accomplishment. AccessEAP take the health of employees seriously and you will be working in an environment that genuinely cares about the wellbeing of all employees

For more information call David Williams on 0414551795 or to apply send your resume to dwilliams@kurtispaige.com.au

Self-care in the festive season

As we reach the end of 2021 there has been an increase in cases in some parts of Australia. We appreciate that for many people this may be a time of heightened emotions, particularly as festive celebrations commence and for some, plans will need to change. We, as always, are here to support you through this. Tools and resources can be accessed via our website to support your mental health and wellbeing through the Employee and Employer login areas. Additional resources, including our Wellbeing Check, are also available on our app, AccessMyEAP.

It is important to remember that feeling anxious, fearful, stressed, angry or irritable are common and normal feelings during uncertain times like these. It is important to monitor your own physical and mental health during these times. Download our Self-care and Managing Stress Postcard for signs to watch out for and self-care strategies. 

If you do need support, reach out to us here at AccessEAP on 1800 818 728. As always, our people are here to help support you and your people be their best in life and work.

 

Respectful Connection - a message from Sally Kirkright, CEO AccessEAP

We all want to belong, and our workplaces can offer a safe place to carry out meaningful work with people we trust. This sense of belonging has been challenged over the past couple of years with the steps to combat COVID of social distancing and lockdowns.  A sense of social isolation has been felt by many. And now lockdowns are ending, and with high vaccination rates, we are starting to see each other again, in real life.

As we start mixing once more, it’s important to keep in mind that lockdown has affected us all in different ways – everyone is different. For some, it has been incredibly hard, as they battled loneliness and isolation, or perhaps found it hard to juggle the demands of home-schooling, family and work expectations without the break of getting out of the house or going to the office. For others, they happily worked from home. As we reconnect, reaching out in a way that is appropriate to the person’s needs requires a good dose of empathy and listening.

Empathy and listening underpin all healthy workplace cultures and help create a psychologically safe workplace. Being aware and accepting the diversity of opinions, attitudes, and backgrounds helps us become more nuanced in the ways we reach out and interact with others.

I believe Inclusion and diversity in a workplace is vital for engagement. Just like in the natural environment, a monoculture of thinking and viewpoints is not healthy or sustainable. The following definition resonates with me: “the difference between diversity and inclusion is that diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance”. Diversity in the workplace refers to a workforce that’s made up of people from different ages, cultural backgrounds, geographies, physical abilities and disabilities, religions, genders, sexual orientations. And this diversity brings together people with differing perspectives and thinking styles, preferences and characteristics. Inclusion is the procedures organisations implement to allow differences to coexist in a mutually beneficial way so that employees feel accepted and comfortable, ready to share their opinions and thoughts.

I need my ideas to be challenged and my thinking to be tested by talking with others with differing viewpoints who look at the world in a way that is different from my own. It’s the way I keep my thinking fresh and creative and how I become a better leader. Diversity and inclusion in the workplace help this to happen. Walking the Talk is what makes people believe that an organisation is serious about inclusion. 

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2022 Wellbeing in Focus Calendar

The AccessEAP 2022 Wellbeing in Focus Calendar has launched!

The AccessEAP Wellbeing in Focus Calendar is a great way to plan monthly activity around the areas that may be of particular importance to your organisation while making sure you are aware of a wider range of topics. Our Annual Planner gives a great overview while the quarterly themes help you to deliver information in manageable parts, highlighting importance and focusing attention.

This year we will have expanded our offering with an additional quarterly Wellbeing Spotlight and Connection Tool.

Our 2022 Wellbeing in Focus Calendar is available through the Employer Login Area of the AccessEAP website. The Wellbeing Tools will also be added to the Employee Login Area and AccessMyEAP App.

 

Fulfilling our social purpose - supporting the H.O.P.E. Program

The H.O.P.E. Program continues to be the main recipient of our charitable funding for vulnerable families and children. At AccessEAP, we are very proud of the donation of more than $1,000,000 for HOPE and programs to support vulnerable families, which was announced last month. Our contribution has been able to grow substantially each year, and AccessEAP would like to recognise the support of our customers in making this donation. Through partnering with AccessEAP, you not only support your employees’ wellbeing but you also directly contribute to our chosen welfare programs in Australia.

Renee's Story

"My name is Renee, I'm 24 years old and I’m a single mum to my baby boy Rory. The H.O.P.E. program has been so wonderful for me. It has given me such great support and has helped me to be a better mum to Rory. They set me up in a house to help me get on my feet, helped me with budgeting, food planning and set me and my mum up with counselling to help our relationship."

Read more about the H.O.P.E Program and Renee's story here.

We are pleased and proud to report that over the past 12 months, the H.O.P.E. Program and other vital support programs continued to exceed targets, and these are very special targets because they are about helping more mums, bubs and families. 

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The Power of Positive Relationships

Relationships do many things, but the research is clear – they extend the length of our life. Close personal connections promote health in a variety of ways, for example, a reduction in stress, increase in personal growth and healthy activities (e.g., better diet and more exercise). 

Within our workplaces, we all have our favourite colleague/s that we naturally gravitate towards. They become our 'go-to' person. Whether we have been affected by restrictions or not, connecting with our colleagues and nurturing these relationships is important to our development and success. Developing these skills can also help us with our personal relationships outside of formal work settings.

We've created Personal and Leader Tools that reinforce the power of positive relationships. The Leader Tool highlights the power of connection for teams and how to make improvements. Find our wide range of Leader Tools and Personal Tools, in the Employer and Employee Login Areas of our website.  

The above postcard can be found in COVID-19 Support under AccessEAP Wellbeing Postcards in the Employer and Employee Login Areas.

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C19 DPIE

30.11.21 - PT LT

9.12.21 - HH PT

WBC SC - 7.3.22

WBC-Q2-22 - AP, HTG, LT, TM, DI, CM, SL, CB

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AccessEAP acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land we work on and their continuing connection to land, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples using this content are advised that it may contain images, names or voices of people who have passed away
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AccessEAP acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land we work on and their continuing connection to land, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples using this content are advised that it may contain images, names or voices of people who have passed away.