Employee Assistance Program

Buncombe County Schools provides a valuable benefit to all employees and their immediate family members known as the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  We have partnered with McLaughlin Young Group, an independent provider of EAP services.  There is no enrollment required.

The EAP offers help for personal and/or professional concerns by providing free, confidential, short-term counseling and personal consultation.  The EAP has a network of counselors that are conveniently located.  They can help you improve or resolve personal difficulties whether big or small, personal or work-related.  

logoSome examples of concerns that the EAP addresses include:
 • Family conflict
• Depression and anxiety
 • Relationship issues  • Communication breakdowns
 • Grief and loss • Alcohol or drug use
 • Stress • Work-related issues

Confidentiality is one of the most important features of the EAP.  No one will know that you have used this resource unless you offer that information or unless someone’s safety is threatened.  

There is no cost to you for your phone calls or face-to-face visits with the EAP.  Buncombe County Schools covers all expenses for this program.   

To seek assistance through the EAP, simply call 704-529-1428 or 800-633-3353.  

Appointments are available during both daytime and evening hours.  If you schedule appointments during work hours, it is your responsibility to make appropriate arrangements with your supervisor.  The EAP is not designed to authorize leave of absences but will provide referrals as needed.  

Please take advantage of this wonderful benefit.  The EAP staff at McLaughlin Young is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to assist you.  Remember, the EAP is always a good place to begin.
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