Employee Support Therapy: Developing the IOSH-Recommended Structured Approach

  • Employee Support Therapy: Developing the IOSH-Recommended Structured Approach
    Tuesday, January 30, 2024
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tuesday 30th January 2024, 2pm–5pm (1400 – 1700 Hours) Irish standard time (IST, UTC+01:00)

Price €125.   Early booking discount €99 book before Tuesday 12th January  2023

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Background to development Employee Support Therapy (EST)

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) funded research by the University of Nottingham and produced guidance for business on how they can develop a structured approach to workplace mental health. The findings from research by The University of Nottingham reveal both positives and areas for concern, including inadequate boundaries for employees and a lack of proof that Mental Health First Aid (MHFA ) is effective.

At the Institute of Directors in London, experts from a range of bodies, including IOSH, the Trades Union Council (TUC) mental health charity Mind, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Health and Safety Executive( HSE) met to discuss the findings and shape new guidance for businesses.

IOSH is urging its members to think prevention, safety, compliance, risk assessment, guidance, and Employee Support Therapy (EST ) and calls for a structured approach to address the many issues surrounding workplace mental health.

In 2021 the global standard of ISO/FDIS 45003 was published. This is the first international standard to provide guidance on psychological health and safety at work. The new standard will address many safety risks that can contribute to work-related stress, depression and anxiety and adversely impact worker mental health.

Certified Training

Certificate of attendance presented by the EAP Institute and PowerPoint will be sent by email.

Learning Objectives (3)

Those attending will learn about:

  • National legal requirements, guidance by IOSH and the ISO Global Standard ISO 45003.
  • Psychological and Psychosocial risk assessment for workplace mental health
  • Defining limits of Manager’s role in relation to managing workplace mental health


1.30pm   Online zoom registration opens.

2pm        Introductions Speakers and Participants

  • Compliance and Prevention
  • Employment Equality Act 1998-
  • Safety Health and Welfare Work Act 2005
  • ISO 45003 New Guidelines on Psychological Health and Safety at Work and Managing Psychosocial

Maurice Quinlan Director EAP Institute Ireland

  • Review EAPA standards for Employee Assistance in the US .UK and Europe

Don Jorgensen Ph.D., CEAP, USA

  • Developing the IOSH guidance on a structured approach to workplace mental health including safety, compliance, risk assessment and Employee Support Therapy (EST).

3.30pm   Sample Policy on Psychological Health and Safety at Work and Managing Psychosocial Risks.

  • Checklist for developing a workplace mental health
  • Mental health awareness
  • All risks strategy – Psychological and Psychosocial Risks mental health

4.30pm   Review.

5pm        Summary

  • Copy mental health policy to those attending.
  • PowerPoint to delegates.
  • Certs of Attendance.
  • Online evaluation (Trustpilot).


  • Maurice Quinlan
    Maurice Quinlan, Director of the EAP Institute is a competent person as required by Section 80(1) of The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. He has the knowledge, skills and experience to develop policies and training on Employee Support Therapy (EST) for workplace mental health, workplace intoxicants (defined as drugs and alcohol), Psychological and Psychosocial risks and employee health and wellbeing policies and programmes for national and international companies.
  • Donald G. Jorgensen
    Donald G. Jorgensen, Ph.D. is the owner of Arizona-based Human Factor Consulting. With over 25 years as a business owner, consultant and trainer in the areas of leadership development, workplace addiction and employee assistance, Don helps bring out the best in employees and organization leaders.