This article describes the significance of mutual aid and selfhelpgroups for employee assistance programmes EAPs. In an era of dwindlingresources, groups can be valuable adjunctive resources. Examples givenare a recovery network of AA members at the workplace willing to act ina 12step fashion with EAP clients, a codependency assessment andsupport group, a supervisors mutual aid support group and a peersupport group diversity network. The benefit to EAP professionals ofdeveloping these groups is an expanded range of referral resources,increased visibility for the EAP and an opportunity to engage incommunity building within the workplace.
Employee Counselling Today – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1991