Employee Assistance Programme for Mental Health

A workplace intervention program designed to enhance productivity by providing support for the emotional and mental health and well-being of public servants has been launched.

The Employee Assistance Programme was launched on Wednesday, 22 June, as part of Public Service Week.

It offers a range of short-term counselling and psychological services to address personal and workplace challenges.

The programme is being done in partnership with the Grenada Psychological Association, whose President Arlene Wildman says mental health is equally important as physical health.

“Our goal at the Grenada Psychological Association with this collaboration, is to provide an avenue so that employees can access help when you need it, and to get the tools that will help you to cope and to lead productive and fulfilling lives,” Ms Wildman said.

The programme is being executed by the Department of Public Administration (DPA).

Prime Minister Dr Rt Hon. Keith Mitchell, under whose Ministry DPA falls, says they are concerned about the all-round development of workers.

“The most assured way to improve the quality of the public service delivery is through a cadre of competent public servants who are committed to serve with integrity and excellence,” Dr Mitchell said.

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