Asia Pacific Employee Assistance Roundtable

As a not-for-profit organization, the Asia Pacific Employee Assistance Roundtable (APEAR) is a regional forum for the promotion of the highest standards of practice and continuing development of Employee Assistance professionals, providers and services. Employee Assistance (EA) is a work-based program designed to improve organizational performance through the provision of structured management and employee support services.

Since 2003, APEAR has attracted a growing number of industry leaders, line supervisors, health professionals, trainers, human resource professionals, medical advisors and those interested in employee work performance, productivity and safety. Registrants come from across Canada, US, Australia, India, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Europe and Singapore. In addition to net-working, registrants pick up skills on a variety of topics that address people’s wellness and effectiveness.

Objectives of APEAR:

  • To present the business case for Employee Assistance (EA) and mental health at work programs to Human Resource, Occupational Health and business leaders with a focus on how to maximize employee performance through EAP
  • To promote better understanding of the clinical practice and application of EA provisio
  • To develop regional guidelines for EA as well as a Code of Ethics for EA practitioners and providers
  • To continue the professional exchange and dialogue regarding EA in the Asia Pacific and with other EA organizations

With many organizations within the Asia Pacific region growing optimistically as they anticipate increasing business opportunities, the demand for professionals and leaders who can partner organizations towards their staff’s mental resilience and work engagement will become urgent. As people professionals we must ready ourselves to be vital contributors to organizations seeking to develop their competitiveness.

This Conference will provide numerous opportunities for Managers, HR, Occupational Health and Workplace Safety professionals, Counsellors, Psychologists, Work Life and OD Specialists, General Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Health Promotion Champions and other Mental Health Professionals committed to the well-being of people in the workplace to share practice insights, research findings and the latest in Employee Assistance, organizational and professional practices in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Board

The APEAR Board is made of professionals from the world over who have had global experience in the EAP space. They have years of involvement in the EAP industry and understand Corporate and individual wellness worldwide.

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Membership is open to all professionals in the Employee Assistance space in corporate, educational and individual capacity. Organizational membership in APEAR is open to all organizations with an interest in EAP work. Individual EA professionals are encouraged to join the International EAP Association (EAPA), APEAR’s strategic partner in supporting and promoting the employee assistance field in Asia-Pacific.

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Past Conferences

APEAR has held yearly conferences with relevant themes from the year 2003. These are held in different parts of Asia but attended by members and non-members alike from all over the world.

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