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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Human Resource Services

Our purpose is to enhance the well-being of all NIU faculty, staff, retirees and their families.

  • Consulting with an NIU Employee Assistance Program Professional is one of your benefits.

  • May use work time to go to EAP or HR with supervisor's permission to leave the office. You do not need to explain.

  • Appointments available usually the same day or within one to two days including noon or after 4:30 p.m. as needed.

EAP Confidential Professional Services

  • Brief Counseling, Consultation, Personal Problem Coaching, and Support
    Assists you with clarifying your difficulty and coping with personal challenges such as anger, alcohol, depression, family concerns, chronic illness, grief, stress and other difficulties.

    Receive problem assessment, brief counseling, and community referrals to assist you in resolving personal and workplace difficulties that interfere with your well-being.
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  • Professional Coaching for Faculty, Staff, and Supervisors
    Improve your ability to communicate, deal with workplace stress, difficult interactions and conflict resolution.

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Crisis Response and Support

Customized Training and Workshops

  • Any workshop listed on the Human Resource Services Training Program presented by someone in the Employee Assistance Program may be adapted to meet the needs of your department.

  • Departments may request other types of customized training  that can be designed to assist their employees learn how to deal with specific challenges in the department..
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Support Groups at NIU

  • Three Support Groups are offered to NIU employees and retirees with a related NIU Employee Assistance listserv that provides on going support and information between meetings.  Each meeting and listserv has an Employee Assistance Professional moderator.  In addition to group meeting discussions, presentations will be offered as determined by the group.

  • The Losing Weight is a listserv support group offered by the Employee Assistance Program. The purpose of this listserv is to have support for following your weight loss plan through any program you use. Throughout the year information about when the Weight Watchers at Work program meets will be sent through this listserv. Support Groups Overview.

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