Prevention

Tertiary Prevention

Tertiary prevention strategies aim to treat and rehabilitate persons as well as facilitate a return to work and the follow up of those who suffer or have suffered from a work-related mental health problem. Tertiary prevention activities are often part of employee assistance programs (EAP) or other similar programs. These strategies generally include counselling services to refer employees to specialists if need be. These services are voluntary, confidential and available at all times. Although the quantity and quality of services provided vary from one organization to the next, they generally give individuals who are experiencing personal or work-related problems access to intraining, assistance and support from counsellors either inside or outside the organization.

 

 

MAIN SERVICES OFFERED BY EAPs
  • Individual meetings for short-term assistance,

  • Telephone consultations as needed,

  • Intraining, and

  • Referrals to specialized resources (physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, guidance counsellors, lawyers).

 

 MAIN MOTIVES FOR CONSULTING EAPs
  • Work-related problems (burn-out, interpersonal conflicts, insecurity, adjustment problems following a change, etc.),

  • Relationship or marital problems,

  • Mental health problems (stress, depression, communication problems, etc.),

  • Family problems (problems with children, teens, parents, violence, single parenthood, etc.),

  • Legal problems, and 

  • Dependency problems (alcohol, smoking, gambling, etc.).

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