On the 24th February 2022, Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, the most significant act of military aggression in Europe since 1945. There has already been devastation throughout the country, particularly in Ukraine’s eastern regions, and hundreds of thousands of civilians have been forced to flee. This fast moving and dangerous situation has implications across the world.
While the government has made a statement pledging support for Ukraine, the unpredictable and volatile nature of the conflict is a threat to all of our security. A worldwide event such as this is a worry for many, whether you have relations in Ukraine or not. These are turbulent times, and it is perfectly normal to be feeling stressed, anxious or upset. As the airstrikes and devastation continue across multiple regions of Ukraine, we remain committed to protecting the mental health of you and your employees
If you have relatives or friends in danger, are worried about where this conflict might be heading, or experiencing anxiety about the invasion in any way, we are here to support you. Our 24/7/365 helpline is always available if you want to talk things through with a counsellor that you can trust. Our services are delivered in all major languages to support those who may not speak English as a first language.
We are introducing an extension of our EAP services to all of our customers. This means that extended family members will be able to access counselling in exactly the same way as your employees. No one should have to suffer through these events in silence and we want to help as many people as possible.
If you are interested in extending your EAP, please reach out to your account manager for more information, or contact us on 020 7708 5000.