AccessEAP in media

Noise, smells, flashing screens: overload is a health threat

Published in The Australian, May 2016

Exposure to excessive noise, smells and visual stimuli is hard to avoid in today’s urban environment.


Why millennials are the anxious generation

Posted by Facility Management, May 2016

Recent Australian statistics from AccessEAP show that 40 percent of Australian millennials list anxiety as their top personal issue, versus 31 percent of Generation X and 29 percent of baby boomers.


High Suicide Risk for Construction Workers

Published in The Earthmover and Civil Contractor, April 2016

AccessEAP Clinical Services Director, Marcela Slepica shares her insights with Greg Keane.


Top tips for optimising workplace culture in your organisation

Posted by Australian Women Online, March 2016

A recent survey found that absenteeism directly costs employers in Australia approximately $578 per employee per absent day.


Ridding the Workplace of Bullies

Posted by The Daily Telegraph, March 2016

AccessEAP Clinical Services Director, Marcela Slepica shares her insights with Zoe Taylor .


Tackling Stress in the Workplace and Improving Your Mental Health

Posted by The Daily Telegraph, March 2016

AccessEAP Clinical Services Director, Marcela Slepica advocates a strategic approach to employee wellbeing.


Marcela Slepica, Campus Review

Posted by Sound Cloud, February 2016

Access EAP Clinical Services Director, Marcela Slepica speaks with Campus Review regarding the factors which cause teachers stress and anxiety and how they can overcome them.


Queensland Teachers Overworked and Stressed

Posted by The Courier Mail, February 2016

TEACHERS are considering quitting and taking more sick leave than normal as they struggle to keep up with the pressures of the job.


Can a workplace culture really keep you healthy?

Posted by Workplace OHS, February 2016

Can the right workplace culturecut healthcare costs, improve morale and engagement, and reduce absenteeism?


How to reduce absences and improve blue-collar health

Posted by OHS Alert, February 2016

Employers can take five steps to improve workplace culture and reduce stress-related sick leave, according to an employee assistance program provider.


Sky News Business Switzer

Sky News, November 2015

Access EAP Clinical Services Director, Marcela Slepica speaks with Peter Switzer on how employers can proactively improve workplace culture in dealing with domestic violence.


Help prevent violence against women this White Ribbon Day

Posted by HR Daily, November 2015

2.1 million Australian women and 1.2 million men have experienced emotional abuse by a partner according to recent data1.


Sky News Business Switzer

Sky News, August 2015

AccessEAP CEO Sally Kirkright talks about preparing for an ageing workforce with Peter Switzer.


Hospital & Aged Care Online

Hospital & Aged Care, August 2015

AccessEAP Clinical Sercvices Director, Marcela Slepica shares her insights on the unique challenges faced by the caring industry.


Safety First Conference and Expo

National Safety, May 2015

Acclaimed leaders in workplace safety practices will come together to inspire and share new ideas for lifting safety standards.The event is co-located with National Manufacturing Week, Austech and the SMART Supply Chain & Logistics Conference to harness shared energies from the manufacturing, transport, building and construction, government and broader industry sectors.


What should you do about mental health?

The Age, April 2015

Ben* had come in to work late a few times and was not interacting with his work mates like he used to. His colleague, Glenn*, noticed this change in behaviour. When Ben didn't show up to work one day and wasn't answering his phone, Glenn called the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) seeking advice.


Mental Illness Costs Australian Workplaces $11 Billion

AMSJ, March 2015

Mental illness costs Australian workplaces around $11 billion in lost productivity every year, according to the organisers of a major safety event being held in Brisbane. What employers can do to address the challenges of mental health in their workforce will be one of the key topics of the Safety in Action expo and seminar being held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from the 22nd to the 23rd of April.


Momentum For Mental Health

National Contractor, Feb 2015

Kicking off in Brisbane from April 22-23, the Safety in Action series will this year invite industry to reflect on the issue of mental health at work by discussing the theme of "realising proactive safety methods to encourage workplace health and wellbeing".


Stressful times

Australian Mining Monthly, National, Feb 2015

AccessEAP works with a number of mining organisations and has compiled data to reveal the top five causes of stress for Australian miners. Those five triggers are job insecurity; conflict with colleagues and managers; bullying and harassment; job isolation; and long working hours.


Low EAP usage rate is damaging the industry

BusinessFirst Magazine, Jan 2015

AccessEAP CEO, Sally Kirkright believes the Employee Assistance Program industry can do more to ensure Australian organisations are getting the most from their program. Kirkright believes that EAP providers are not doing enough to encourage usage of its services and as a result, the reputation of the industry is suffering.