Did you know that you are only a phone call away from independent advice, information and support that is completely free and confidential.

As part of its commitment to improving working lives Ashford & St. Peters has chosen Optum to offer this service to you and to your immediate family to make you life easier.

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is available to you and your immediate family at any time, day or night, on any day of the year. As life continues to create new challenges, some of these can be motivating while at other times they cause unwanted pressure and anxiety.

By calling the EAP free phone number you can access the full range of Optum’s services available including:

  • General information and Citizens Advice services (anything from consumer issues to education or residency advice)
  • Financial advice
  • Legal advice
  • Counselling, both on the telephone and face to face. The EAP service aims to answer your query then and there, or link you with the right advisor for more specialist advice.


The service is confidential and you can start using the following free phone number immediately: