Employee Assistance Helpline

The Employee Assistance Helpline offers you and your family access to information, advice and counselling on a variety of personal and workplace issues.  The service is paid for Haskins Garden Centres and is provided by an external company, WSM Ltd.

We all have problems from time to time.  Talking to a sympathetic counsellor or expert advisor can help us make a tough decision, try a different approach or sometimes just learn how to cope with a situation that we can’t change.  Our aim is to help you find your own solution to whatever is worrying you.


Where we can help

Our team of counsellors and advisors can help with a wide range of problems including:

Work-related issues:

  • Coping with workplace change
  • Balancing work and home life
  • Managing work-related pressures
  • Bullying & workplace relationships
  • Support after traumatic incidents


Personal & family issues:

  • Debt and money worries
  • Relationships, separation & divorce
  • Legal advice on personal matters
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Bereavement and loss



This is a confidential service. Only in the most extreme circumstances would your confidentiality and anonymity ever be broken, for example, if a counsellor considered that you may be a significant danger to yourself or others.

Anonymous statistical data about the usage of the helpline may be collected by WSM Ltd., but this will never breach your individual confidentiality.


How to get support

Making contact:

You and any family member (aged over 16 who lives with you at your address) can contact the helpline, 24-hours a day.  Our friendly team will ask whereabouts you live, the name of your employer and sometimes what department you work in. You’ll need to give us a telephone number (preferably your mobile) and a convenient time for one of our counsellors, lawyers or advisors to call you back.  Alternatively you can book an appointment online.

Counselling support:

If you want to talk to a counsellor, your first appointment will always be a telephone counselling session.  This initial counselling session will be arranged at a time to suit you includes a clinical assessment.  Your counsellor may recommend you have a course of counselling, or they may suggest a referral to another specialist.   Our nationwide team of counsellors are all highly qualified and experienced; talking with a sympathetic and objective professional is the first step to feeling better.

Practical advice:

If you have a legal question, we can arrange a free telephone consultation with a fully qualified lawyer.  Money, debt and every-day practical advice is also provided.  Money, debt and everyday practical advice is also provided.  Normally a single advice call will answer all your questions; however you can speak with the same advisor again to work through a more complex issue.  Where appropriate we will also put you in touch with other organisations that provide specialist information and expert advice.


For confidential counselling support, information and advice, call free on:

0800 328 1437

From a UK mobile: 800 328 1437
From outside UK: +44 (0) 1482 661 814
Minicom: 01482 661 911 
(Minicom Hours 8.30am – 6.00pm)


Employee Assistance Online

The Employee Assistance Online website gives you links to many useful sources of practical help and advice.  We also provide the telephone numbers and opening times of many other specialist helplines who are leading experts in their fields.  This website also gives you another way of contacting our team.  You can email us about any issue and arrange an appointment for one of our counsellors or advisors to call you back.  To enter the Employee Assistance Online website, you will need to use the access code allocated.  This is “HaskinsGC

Your use of this website is confidential and anonymous - the access code simply tells us how many times the site is visited.

Visit Employee Assistance Online at:



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