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Over the past number of months, HR’s Employee Relations unit, aided by the Procurement Office, have engaged in a tendering process for the provision of an Employee Assistance Service (EAS) for NUI Galway staff.  The contract has been awarded to Spectrum.Life, Ireland’s largest provider of allied health services who deliver evidence-based health innovation to clients across Ireland and the UK.  They currently support over 2,000 corporate companies and their employees in their health and wellness programmes and Employee Assistance Services (EAS).  Effective from Monday, 27th July 2020 this contract will be in place.

What is the Employee Assistance Service (EAS)?

The EAS is a free and confidential professional counselling and information service that provides support to NUI Galway employees, their partners and dependents over the age of 18 and residing at the family home to resolve personal and work related concerns. EAS is available 24/7, 365 days a year covering numerous topics such as:

•    Counselling
•    Mental health support for worries around COVID-19
•    Infertility & pregnancy loss
•    Elder care support
•    Parent coaching
•    International employee support
•    Legal information
•    Financial information and more.

Access the EAS directly

Freephone IRE: 1800 814 243
WhatsApp & SMS: Text ‘Hi’ to 087 369 0010

You can access through telephone, through an online chat function on the platform, or by requesting a call back.

What is the Spectrum.Life Online Portal/App?

This is your very own wellbeing app that provides you with access to hours of wellbeing content. Topics covered are based on the three core areas of mental wellbeing, nutrition and exercise. Track your steps and kilometres exercise, find recipes, log and track your calories, find fitness plans to suit your needs and complete courses in stress management, sleeping better, dealing with anxiety and more!

You can access the EAS directly by phone, SMS, or WhatsApp


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