Over the last three months Xero has released many new features, including additions to the mobile app and the ability to quote through Xero Projects. Despite these time saving updates, the most exciting release for Xero this quarter is the extension of the Xero Assistance Program (XAP).

For the last 12 months, XAP has offered a trial group of Xero subscribers’ access to completely free and confidential counselling.

Xero has recently announced that the XAP trial was a success and as a result they have released XAP to all Xero business subscribers. This gives these subscribers access to free, confidential counselling, and not only is this service available free of charge to the business owner, it is also available to the business owners’ family and staff members.

The counselling is provided through well-known international mental heath services provider, Benestar. Benestar can offer counselling services in many forms, whether it be face-to-face, telephone, through an app or online.

So how do you know if you and your staff have access to this completely free service? Basically, if you have the ability to raise invoices or bills in Xero, you also have access to this service. If you are not sure what this means, get in touch with your Leech & Partners client manager and they can confirm your subscription type.

To access the XAP, call 0800 360 364 and use access code XEROCUSTNZ or visit www.benestar.com. If you are accessing via the website, you will need to log into the BeneHub using the Company identifier XEROCUSTNZ and the Token Password XEROCUSTNZ1.