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EAPs IN SOUTH AFRICA. Marion Borcherds Director: Workplace Programmes Gauteng Department of Health. The South Africa Context. A culturally diverse, middle-income developing country of 50 million people A mix of 1 st and 3 rd world with a large discrepancy between rich and poor

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EAPs IN SOUTH AFRICA

Marion Borcherds

Director: Workplace Programmes

Gauteng Department of Health

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The South Africa Context

  • A culturally diverse, middle-income developing country of 50 million people
  • A mix of 1st and 3rd world with a large discrepancy between rich and poor
  • Rapid social, political and economic transformation post 1994
  • Increasing global competitiveness and a 4.9% economic growth rate
  • Limited and inadequate community resources
  • A young democracy grappling with:
      • Rapid growth and radical change
      • High incidence of violence, crime, and trauma
      • Rampant HIV/AIDS infection rate

This impacts negatively on the lifestyles of individuals resulting in high levels ofstress, fear anduncertainty,heightened levels of insecurity, and dysfunction

eap s in south africa
Predominantly occupational social workers

variety of models have established themselves

Emergence of specialist consultants

Emergence of various training programmes on EAP, including a Masters

level programme

EAP’s in South Africa
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EAPs in South Africa

  • 70%+ of the top 100 companies, and a growing number of medium to small organisations, have EAPs
  • All local and provincial government organisations are required to implement EAPs
  • There is an increasing trend towards outsourcing in both the private and government sectors
  • EAPs are expanding and evolving rapidly to remain relevant and appropriate to the economic, social, and political changes confronting the country
  • EAPs fulfill both an economicand a social function in South African society
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Typical Components of a South African EAP

The South African context demands EAPs that are comprehensive and capable of addressing the complex range of issues and challenges confronting SA society

Employee Assistance Programme

Counselling

Practical

Assistance

HIV/AIDS &

Health

Trauma

Management

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EAP Needs Analysis Ranking (n= 38 000)

South African employees’ ranking of critical issues that the EAP should address (Source: EAP provider organisation)

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EAP Problem Incidence: Emotional & Practical (top 10)

Note: Low incidence of eldercare

(Source: EAP provider organisation)

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Provincial Government Demographic Trends (1)

Gender Utilisation

Representative uptake by both males and females

Language Utilisation

African Languages: 54%

English: 38%

Afrikaans: 8%

English

Sotho

Utilisation by Age

47% of EAP service users are under 40

31-40

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Provincial Government Demographic Trends (2)

Referred by

Low number of Formal Referrals by managers due to the impact of problems on work performance

Manager

Self Referred

Status of User

Good Uptake by both managerial and non-managerial staff

Managers

Employees

Length of Service

Largest Group of users have more than 10 years of service

10 + Years

5-10 Years

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Provincial Government Demographic Trends (3)

Call Times

Limited After Hours EAP uptake

Flagged Cases

Relatively high incidence of ‘flagged’/ serious cases

Dependant Utilisation

Use of the service by dependants is suprisingly low

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Alcohol Abuse: 299

Drug Abuse: 133

Anger Management: 91

Bullying, Harassment & Discrimination: 100

Crime Committed: 66

Debt: 284 (severe) + 171

Fraud Committed: 14

Gambling: 13

Major Depression: 382 (186 severe)

Grievances: 72

Health & Safety: 20

HIV+ve: 323

Disciplinary Issues: 58

Psychiatric Disorders: 103

Suicidal: 141

High risk EAP cases over a 24 month period

  • Trauma: 671
  • 103 MVAs
  • 60 armed robbery
  • 38 assault
  • 59 domestic violence
  • 11 family murders
  • 35 hijacking
  • 19 homicide
  • 7 kidnapping
  • 34 rape
  • 35 sexual abuse
  • 20 child abuse
  • 17 violence
  • 220 – other trauma

25% of all Problems

Over 2500 counselling sessions

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HIV/AIDS cases over a 24 month period

  • HIV and AIDS ranked as one of the top 3 most important services (BRMA)
  • HIV-related problems 700+
  • HIV+ve cases 323
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Conclusions

South African organisations in both the public and private sectors are increasingly adopting and adapting EAPs that are able to effectively manage the powerful influence of physical, psychological, social, behavioural, and economic factors on the wellbeing, productivity and performance of their employees.