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What is an Employee Assistance Program?

Employee assistance programs (EAPs) are employer-sponsored programs that provide confidential assessment, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees who have personal or work-related problems.

An EAP can be a valuable resource for employees and employers alike. Employees can get help with problems that may be affecting their job performance, while employers can see improved employee productivity and decreased absenteeism.

EAPs are typically run by outside providers, although some organizations have in-house staff who provide these services. Employee participation in an EAP is usually voluntary, although some employers may require employees to participate if they are experiencing job-related problems.

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Employee mental health in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh is a country that is facing a lot of challenges when it comes to employee mental health. The country has a high rate of unemployment, which can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. Additionally, the working conditions in Banglades are often very demanding, with long hours and low pay. This can also take a toll on employees’ mental health.

Approximately, the number of employees suffering from mental health problems in Bangladesh is about 45%. The most common mental health problems that employees face are depression, anxiety, and stress. These mental health problems can lead to a number of negative consequences for both the employee and the employer. For example, employees who are struggling with mental health issues may have difficulty concentrating, making decisions, and completing work tasks. This can lead to decreased productivity and an increase in errors. Additionally, mental health problems can also lead to absenteeism, presenteeism, and turnover.

EAP Benefits

Employee assistance programs can have varied benefits. It can help the employees with work-life balance, provide support during difficult times, and offer resources for career development. In addition, it can also improve communication and collaboration within the workplace. There can also be cost savings associated with EAPs, as they can help to reduce absenteeism, turnover, and healthcare costs.

25% reduction in Absenteeism

23% Improvement in productivity

32% increase in employee morale

How is MantraCare EAP better?

MantraCare offers an intuitive EAP app supporting 20+ languages, 10+ holistic health programs, and 1500+ health experts, boosting the highest employee engagement levels. We have not only delivered positive ROI to our clients in Bangladesh but also helped them attain measurable improvement in employee retention. With more than 10 years in the corporate wellness industry, and having served 80,000 employees in Bangladesh and 30+ countries, we understand employee wellness! It’s in our DNA.

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Higher Engagement Rates & ROI

We see 5-7x higher rates of signup rates compared to other EAPs in Bangladesh. This is driven by additional offerings such as meditation, yoga & physio.

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High Satisfaction

95% of our users in Bangladesh are satisfied with the program. Our proactive coaches and counselors ensure that users are engaged and satisfied.

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In-depth Reporting

We deliver quarterly in-depth reports on observations, learnings and recommendations for overall organization change & improvement.

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Multimodal Support

Employees can connect over chat, audio, video or in-person sessions, wherever or whenever they want

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Self-Help Tools

Access to 2000+ articles, calming music, soundscapes, videos and self-assessments on our mobile app.

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Customized Programs

10+ customized programs addons such as Yoga, meditation, Nutrition, women health, Physical therapy & smoking cessation

Mantracare Employee Wellness Program Benefits

Most of our clients in Bangladesh achieved a positive ROI on their employee health investment. We helped them make healthier and happier workplaces, leading to improved employee productivity, improved employee morale, lower absenteeism & higher retention. 

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100+ Companies in Bangladesh Trust MantraCare

Deepak Sethi

“Mantra Care’s employee assistance program has been a lifesaver for me. I was struggling with anxiety and depression, and their counselors were able to help me get back on track. They listened to me and helped me find the resources I needed to cope with my mental health. I am so grateful for their confidential help and would highly recommend their services to anyone struggling with mental health. Thank you, Mantra Care!

Kevin, Vice President HR
Global IT Services Company

MantraCare has its presence in major cities in Bangladesh

  • Dhaka
  • Chattogram
  • Khulna
  • Rajshahi
  • Comilla
  • Shibganj
  • Natore
  • Rangpur

Frequently Asked Question's

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a work-based program that provides confidential assessment, short-term counseling, referral, and follow-up services to employees who have personal or work-related problems.

EAP generally helps employees with personal or work-related problems. Common issues that employees seek assistance with include:

  • Relationship or family problems
  • Substance abuse or addictions
  • Mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety
  • Financial difficulties
  • Career concerns

EAPs can also help employees who experience harassment or violence in the workplace. Additionally, EAPs can provide support for managers and supervisors who are dealing with employee problems.

EAP program is typically sponsored by the employer. MantraCare offers one of the most cost effective EAP solution starting at $2 per employee for the basic plan which includes telephone and app support. 

We offer several addons on top of the base plan including video calls, meditation, yoga and other wellness programs. Employers are free to add or remove services based on their requirements.

Selecting an EAP program is not an easy task. There are many factors you need to consider before making a decision. The following tips will help you make the best choice for your needs:

  1. Decide what type of program you want
    There are several types of EAP programs available, so you need to decide which one is right for you. Do you want a program that focuses on academic assistance? Or maybe you need a program that provides employment support? Make sure to choose the program that fits your needs.
  1. Consider your budget
    EAP programs can be expensive, so you need to consider your budget when making a decision. Some programs offer scholarships or discounts, so be sure to research your options.
  1. Compare different programs
    It’s important to compare different EAP programs before making a decision. Each program has its own strengths and weaknesses, so you need to find the program that best suits your needs.
  1. Ask for referrals
    If you’re not sure where to start, ask for referrals from friends or family members who have used an EAP program before. They can give you valuable insights into what to look for when choosing a program.
  1. Read reviews
    Another great way to learn more about different EAP programs is to read reviews online. This will give you a sense of what other people think about the programs and help you make a decision.