About us

The Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA Ireland) is the professional body that represents the interests of professionals concerned with employee assistance, psychological health and well being in Ireland. Amongst our members are purchasers, providers,  counsellors, consultants, HR managers, occupational health therapists, psychotherapists, psychologists, CEAP professionals, social workers, supervisors, trainers and other related specialists with an accumulated wealth of experience.

EAPA Ireland is part of EAPA International, which has over seven thousand members in more than thirty countries worldwide.

EAPA Ireland exists to:

  • Provide leadership in promoting and developing EAPs in Ireland.
  • Set national standards of practice and professional guidelines for EAPs.
  • Provide support and stimulation for the professional development of its members.

The benefits of belonging to EAPA include:

  • Professional Recognition.
  • Regular meetings and seminars.
  • Free publications.
  • Networking opportunities with fellow professionals.
  • Information on competitive and market trends.
  • Professional development and qualification.
  • Links to EAPA International.
  • Training courses certified by EAPA International -PDH certs.
  • Discounts at EAPA events.

Who should be a member of EAPA Ireland?

  • Professionals with an active interest in people, welfare and performance in the workplace. (Such professionals may come from diverse backgrounds including psychology, counselling, human resources, welfare, social work, account management, business administration, law, finance, information, occupational health, family specialists and so on.)
  • External and internal providers of EAP services.
  • Organisations who use, or are considering using, EAP services.
  • Universities, colleges and other learning institutions having a teaching or research interest in human resource management or occupational psychology.
  • Government and non-government organisations involved in the development of legislation, guidelines, codes of practice etc. regarding people in the workplace.
  • Organisations specialising in subjects such as alcohol or drug abuse, health advisory services, financial and legal advice and helpline services that are relevant to the workplace.