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Employee Assistance Programmes are a familiar part of modern working culture. Often they provide companies with a 24/7 telephone helpline service available to all employees, offering advice on a wide range of issues including redundancy, bullying, and work-related stress, as well more personal and family issues. Beyond the Helpline service, face to face short-term counselling is also often available. Work Place Chaplaincy can complement a pre-existing EAP arrangement or independently offer many of the features of an EAP on a more personal basis and with the added dimension of an understanding of how the spiritual aspect of life can often impact even on those who would confess no formal faith.

While chaplains are not (usually) trained counsellors, theirs is a professional and totally confidential service of pastoral care and listening offered to any employee in companies they visit. Working with many of the same issues as EAP staff, the chaplain is also able to refer individuals to other agencies when appropriate.

Chaplaincy is not about the practices of religious faith; rather it is to do with questions of meaning and purpose in life. Such questions can add complexity to the more familiar presenting issues for which people seek help and which can adversely affect their work. This is an important part of the ‘added value’ and well-being that chaplaincy brings to the work place.

The chaplain’s contact details are always publicised and he or she can be contacted outside their regular visits. Sometimes, it is an advantage to speak to a person that is already known and trusted, rather than anonymously to someone on a telephone, and Work Place Chaplaincy is well-placed to offer this.

                                                                      Veterans Chaplaincy Scotland

Charity No SC041857.
Here for you at work & in
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amount to 70070.

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