Employees aren’t always aware of the support options available to them. When they’re in need, they’ll turn to their HR department for guidance. Having an up to date resource list on hand helps you provide them with useful, relevant solutions. If you don’t have a resource list already, don’t worry - we’ve put together a list of free health and wellness resources for your benefit.
Available in BC and Ontario. They provide online coaching using cognitive behaviour therapy. The program is designed to help employees with stress, anxiety, and mild depression. Physician referral needed.
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention provides a list of crisis centres across Canada. Crisis centres are there for people reaching out for help. Highly-trained volunteers listen, understand what callers are going through and talk to them about available options.
A useful resource for finding more information on mental health issues. Self-evaluations, personal stories and FAQs are available. The website also helps residents of BC find free or low-cost mental health services.
Connect to a family doctor online. The doctors can send lab requisitions, refer people to specialists nearby, and send prescriptions to people’s preferred pharmacy. Free for those with MSP for medically necessary visits. If you don’t have MSP, it’s $49 per session.
Enter your location to find dentists, massage therapists, mental health professionals, and other health-care providers in your area. Anyone can access this service whether or not their have health benefits through Sun Life.
Federal government website containing a vast array of information and tools. Covers topics such as managing money, debt and protecting against consumer fraud.
In Canada, a number of non-profit and government organizations provide free resources for people experiencing mental, physical, or financial challenges. For many employees, the reason they aren’t using these services is lack of awareness. At Montridge, we believe that providing a little guidance is sometimes all you need to do to help your team members feel better and get their performance back on track.
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