Substance Abuse Free Employee Programme (S.A.F.E.)
Sedqa's prevention strategy at the place of work focuses on raising awareness on substance abuse at the workplace through its programme called S.A.F.E. - Substance Abuse-Free Employees Programme. This programme focuses on the introduction or review of the company's Drug and Alcohol Policy and the training of managers/supervisors and employees on substance abuse prevention. It also provides a functional referral system to Sedqa's care services for employees who might be experiencing problems related to substance misuse that may be having an impact on the place of work.
This programme is divided into the following phases:
Awareness. An exhibition is set up in a centrally-located place at the workplace, displaying preventive messages and preventive material.
Training sessions with middle and senior management including the following topics: Alcohol and its Effects; Drugs and their Effects; Stress Management; Approaching the Problem Employee. For more information click here.
Informative sessions with employees at the place of work during which the effects of drug and alcohol abuse are presented and discussed. Employees are also informed about the various services related to addictions available in Malta.
Sedqa can also assist in the formulation of policies and procedures about the use of alcohol and other substances at the workplace. Such policies are normally negotiated with the employers and employees' representatives at the respective workplace.
Although ideally, each workplace would go through all the phases, the programme is designed to enable an enterprise to host one phase or more without going through the whole programme.
For information about the S.A.F.E. Follow-Up Programme click here. All the S.A.F.E. and S.A.F.E. Follow-up sessions can be conducted in the form of a workshop if requested.