PWSAI is delighted to announce that from the 1st of April 2021 PWSAI are offering all of our family’s access to the Employee Assistance Programme through the VHI. This service will be provided free of charge to all family members aged 16 years + 

The information you might need to have access to the services provided is below. 

PWSAI members EAP programme 

The PWSAI Members Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a support service for all family members (aged 16+) of people with PWS. This is a confidential independent service. It supports our families with psychosocial issues (psychological and social factors that influence mental health). These issues may be personal or work-related, affecting any part of your life. 

The service is free and available to all family members aged 16+. 

Services provided by the EAP programme 

  • Counselling 
  • Health and Illness issues 
  • Personal and Family issues 
  • Managing Money 
  • Workshops on wellbeing issues 
  • Babies and Children 

Number of counselling sessions you can have 

EAP counselling is usually a short-term service. 

If you use the EAP service, initially you will be offered up to 6 sessions. 

A confidential service 

EAP counselling is a confidential service. No information about your issue will be given to anyone without your written consent. 

Confidentiality is strictly maintained, except where: 

  • the client, other employees, or the public are at serious risk 
  • a criminal offence is committed 
  • ordered to disclose by a court of law 
  • there is a child protection concern 

EAP and professional standards 

The EAP counselling service uses internal and external practitioners. 

EAP counsellors are accredited and maintain continuous professional development standards. 

The counsellors attend regular clinical supervision with an accredited clinical supervisor.