Employee Assistance Program (EAP) @ Harvard
Harvard's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers a helping hand. The program provides free and confidential help with personal, family,
and work-related problems to those who work and teach at the university. Faculty and staff and their household members can receive consultation
and referral for concerns such as:
- Mental-health problems, including anxiety, depression and substance abuse
- Work stress and crises such as conflict, diversity issues and the illness or death of a coworker
- Legal and financial questions about such things as wills, divorce and debt
- Family issues involving relationships, parenting, alternative families and grief
- Elder-care, adoption, and child-care questions and referral requests
Services are available 24 hours a day. Counselors take calls from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on Friday. Crisis support is available at the same number, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Counseling is available in over a dozen languages. Bilingual and bicultural counselors are available by phone and in person, as well as counselors fluent in American Sign Language.
Help is available anywhere. The EAP can tap into a broad network of counselors and other providers for face-to-face and telephone consultation in
Harvard Square, other local communities, and other parts of the country. Benefits-eligible staff and faculty at Harvard may learn more here (PIN and password required).