Free employee assistance for Freshcare participantsBY JANE SIEBUM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, FRESHCAREAn industry first initiative, Freshcare is providing free access to the Benestar ® Employee Assistance Program to all certified businesses, their staff and immediate family members.Benestar ® provides a confidential counselling, coaching and wellbeing service to help manage work and life experiences, issues or concerns that arise from time to time.Freshcare Chief Executive Officer, Jane Siebum, welcomed the initiative by the Freshcare Board to add another level of support to participants in the Freshcare programs.“With the number of challenges the industry and regional communities have faced over the past 12 months, it’s an instrumental initiative by the Freshcare Board to have this service freely and confidentially available to those who might need it in the Freshcare community,” Ms Siebum said.The Benestar services include confidential access to face-to-face or telephone counselling, live chat support and a vast library of online health and wellbeing resources.MORE INFORMATIONFreshcare certified participants have received a direct email on how Benestar ® services can be accessed. If you require these access details to be resent please contact the Freshcare office on 1300 853 508.