Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
If you’re facing a crisis or need to talk to someone about challenges in your life, the EAP hotline, another confidential resource, is available 24 hours a day at no cost. For more information, see the video below.
The EAP helps you and your family with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, loss, life adjustments and relationship/marital conflicts by offering up to eight free sessions with a professional counselor per person, per issue, per year.
The EAP’s work-life solutions provide referrals and resources for about anything on your to-do list, such as finding child and elder care; hiring movers or home repair contractors; planning events; and locating pet care.
Members may also talk to an EAP attorney for legal issues, including divorce, adoption, family law, wills, trusts and more. A free 30-minute legal consultation is also available.
EAP financial experts can assist with retirement planning, relocation, mortgages, insurance, budgeting, debt, bankruptcy and more.
ComPsych’s GuidanceResources Online is your 24/7 link to vital information, tools and support. Log on for articles, podcasts, videos, slideshows, on-demand trainings and “Ask the Expert” personal responses to your questions. Logon to www.guidanceresources.com and use the Web ID: HISD.
Onsite seminars will be provided throughout the year, so regularly check the HISD Benefits webpage and social media sites for upcoming sessions.
To learn more about ComPsych’s GuidanceResources EAP, simply call toll-free
Have questions about counseling? The Employee Assistance Program has answers in the video below:
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