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Amazon expands employee assistance programme to children

This allows children of its Singapore employees to seek mental health support for free.

Amazon has included pediatric care under its Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) in Singapore, allowing workers’ children aged between 18 months to 17 years to avail of mental health services for free.

In a statement, Amazon said the pediatric mental health service will allow employee’s children to access sessions of counselling or coaching with a licensed provider to help them support various behavioural needs for children.

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This will include autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, cyberbullying, and trauma, amongst others.

Amazon cited a 2022 study by the Duke-NUS Medical School and the Institute of Mental Health which found that nearly 11.7% of the youths had symptoms of depression, and 12.8% showed signs of anxiety.

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