EAP Intro
Sample Timeline
 

January

Theme
Campaign Kick-off

Activity

Employee training:

  • Diversity in the Workplace

Poster:
When Life Gets Out of Step

Manager’s articles:
Understanding and Managing Different Generations
Bridging the Generation Gap at Work

Articles:
The Dangers of Binge Drinking
Straight Facts About Alcohol

Tip sheets:
Career Development Tips
Time Management Tips

Banner graphic: Achieve Solutions


February

Theme
Substance Abuse

Activity

Manager’s training:

  • Responding to Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Employee training:

  • Substance Abuse Awareness

Manager’s article:
What to Say When You Refer to the EAP

Articles:
When the Party’s Over: Substance Abuse and Your Life
Substance Abuse and Young Adults
Young Adults: Prescription Drug Abuse Is Drug Abuse

Self-quiz:
Alcohol Use Questionnaire

Manager’s tip sheet:
The EAP Is There for You and Your Employees

E-mail message:
Thinking About Quitting Drinking?

Banner graphic: Seeking Help


March

Theme
Relationships

Activity

Employee training:

  • Balancing Work and Family

Manager’s article:
The Supervisor’s Role in Work/Life Balance

Posters:
Drinking Hurts Decision Making
Everyone Deserves to Be Treated With Respect

Articles:
The Truth About Alcohol and Sex
Surviving a Breakup: Your Personal Survival Guide
How Addiction Hurts Relationships

Manager’s tip sheet:
The Supervisor’s Role in Work-Life Balance

Tip sheet:
Fostering Your Relationships

Self-quiz:
Relationship Questionnaire

E-mail Messages:
Drinking Impairs Your Relationships
If You’re a Parent Who Drinks

Banner graphic: Relationships


April

Theme
Alcohol Awareness (Alcohol Screening Day)

Activity

Manager’s article:
Spotting Alcohol Problems

Poster:
Alcohol and Your Health

Articles:
Alcohol: What You Don’t Know Can Harm You
Alcohol’s Damaging Effects on the Brain
Moderate and Responsible Drinking: Do No Harm

Self-quiz:
Alcohol Use Questionnaire

Manager’s tip sheet:
The EAP Is There for You and Your Employees

Tip sheet:
Moderate and Responsible Drinking: Do No Harm

E-mail Message:
Thinking About Quitting Drinking?

Banner graphic: Safe Drinking


May

Theme
Coping With Anxiety (Mental Health Month)

Activity

Employee training:

  • Coping With Anxiety

Manager training:

  • Managing Anxiety in the Workplace

Articles:
What Is Anxiety Disorder?
Depression and Anxiety—Double Trouble

Tip sheets:
Coping With Anxiety in a New Job
Coping With Change
What Is Generalized Anxiety?

Banner graphic: Generalized Anxiety Disorder


June

Theme
Money Management

Activity

Employee training:

  • Financial Fitness

Poster:
Don’t Let Bills Break Your Bank

Articles:
Controlling Credit Card Use
Budgeting Without Tears
Get in the Saving Habit

Tip sheet:
Financial Stress: How to Cope
Choosing and Using Credit Cards

Self-quiz:
Warning Signs of Debt Stress

E-mail message:
Don’t Let Drinking Spill Over Into Your Finances


July

Theme
Recovering From Substance Abuse

Activity

Employee trainings:

  • EAP Orientation for Employees
  • Building Resilience

Manager’s article:
What to Say When You Refer to the EAP

Articles:
It’s OK to Ask for Help
Kick the Addiction With Support Around You
Stop Punishing Yourself With Drugs and Alcohol, and Enjoy Life

Manager’s tip sheet:
The EAP Is There for You and Your Employees

Tip sheet:
Recover From Addiction With Support Around You

E-mail message:
It’s OK to Ask for Help

Banner graphic: Recovery


August

Theme
Communication

Activity

Employee Training:

  • Effective Communication in the Workplace

Articles:
Fostering Your Relationships
The Relationship Inventory
Before Marriage: Saying “I Do” to Living Together

Self-quiz:
Relationship Questionnaire

E-mail message:
Drinking Impairs Your Relationships


September

Theme
Focus on Your Health

Activity

Posters:
Alcohol and Your Health
Step Into a Healthy Lifestyle

Articles:
Cheers: Drinking to Good Health?
Women—Stay Healthy at Any Age: Checklist for Your Next Checkup
Men—Stay Healthy at Any Age: Checklist for Your Next Checkup
Taking Charge of Your Health Care

E-mail message:
Moderate and Responsible Drinking

Banner graphic: Healthy Lifestyle


October

Theme
Depression and Suicide (National Depression Screening Day)

Activity

Employee Training:

  • Depression: More Than the Blues

Poster:
Feeling Blue?

Articles:
Signs and Symptoms of Depression
Booze and Blues
High Stakes: Gambling, Depression and Suicide
Suicide Warning Signs

Manager’s tip sheet:
How Depression Affects the Workplace

Tip sheet:
FAQs About Depression

Self-quiz:
Depression Questionnaire

Banner graphic: Depression


November

Theme
Quitting Smoking (Great American Smokeout®)

Activity

Employee training:

  • Quitting Tobacco Use

Articles:
Smoking and Your Appearance
How Your Doctor Can Help You Quit Smoking

Tip sheet:
Quit Smoking Tips

Banner graphic: Quitting Smoking


December 

Theme
Stress Management

Activity

Employee training:

  • Managing Stress for Life

Poster:
Stressed Out?

Article:
Guidelines for Coping With Change

Tip sheets:
How to Cope With Stress
Financial Stress: How to Cope

Self-quiz:
Stressful Events Inventory

E-mail message:
Managing Your Stress

Banner graphic: Stress


Note: This sample timeline assumes that the workforce has received an orientation to the EAP and its services. (If not, please contact your ValueOptions account executive to schedule trainings for the general employee population as well as supervisors.)

Communication tools have been plotted across a one-year time period to help support your employees in working their way through the different problems faced by members of a multigenerational workforce. The campaign kicks off with awareness of working and managing different generations in the workplace. The campaign continues to help employees handle issues that may impact their personal and professional lives. Monthly themes tie in with national observances as appropriate for relevancy and additional momentum. Use this as a starting point to design a communication implementation plan for your workforce.

“Engaging the Multigenerational Workforce” is one in a series of prevention initiatives developed by ValueOptions. The others are: “A Workplace Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Reaching Out to Troubled Employees,” “Healthy Lifestyles/Healthy Weight: A Strategy for the Workplace,” “Domestic Violence: Prevention at Work” and “Quittin’ Time: Helping Employees Become Tobacco-free.”