Benestar appointed as provider of Employee Assistance

The health, psychological safety and emotional wellbeing of our employees and Minister’s and their immediate families is a key priority for the Uniting Church Synod of NSW and the ACT. In conjunction with our colleagues at Uniting, Benestar has recently been appointed to manage our Employee Assistance Program across the Synod.

Employees of Uniting Resources, Uniting Financial Services, Uniting Mission and Education, Uniting and employees of all Synod and Assembly entities including our congregations, presbyteries, schools and our ordained Ministers as well as their immediate family members, can access Benestar’s free and confidential services by calling 1300 360 364.

As well as proving confidential counselling and coaching, Benestar offers a range of resources to help you and your family manage your health and wellbeing. Services include mindfulness and meditation recordings and tips for managing your life, mind, body, work, relationships, family and finances.

Benestar offers an enhanced experience with mobile access via their app, which can be downloaded for free from Google Play or the Apple App Store. You can access the Benestar hub at to set up your account and access the live chat function to get support in real time, online.

Our previous provider, Assure, will continue to provide counselling services for those currently receiving support, however they will not be accepting new referrals.

Over the next few weeks you will see new supporting materials including wallet cards, information brochures and posters appearing in your place of work, but in the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact; Roxanne Harris, Head of Human Resources, Synod of NSW and the ACT & HR Advisor to the National Assembly ( or the Synod’s HR Advisor, Taylor Stewart ( Alternatively, you can call us on 8267 4351.