Here are all of the mental health resources available to be offered to employees who are dealing with stress during a pandemic:
- EAP - Access to an Employee & Family Assistance Program through Shepell - www.workhealthlife.com and login using your employer name or the name 'Beneplan EFAP' -- there, you can call, email, or chat with a mental health professional 24/7 at no cost, and confidential. You can also download the 'My EAP' app (iPhone or Android).
- Use your benefits allowance within the plan towards any psychologist, social worker, psychotherapist or other therapy councillor.
- Maple telemedicine is offering no cost visits with a GP, NP or ER doctor until March 23/2020. FaceTime a doctor within minutes to hours depending on volume, from your smartphone, tablet or computer. There will be a cost after March 23/2020 which can be reimbursed from the GSC health spending account. The plan member may need to add a credit card within the account but it will not be charged if it's a free consult.
- LifeWorks Heartbeat Series on mental health in the workplace
- If you have coverage with Green Shield Canada, use the Beacon customized digital therapy tool within your account
Shepell Pre-Recorded Webinars for Employees
Please feel free to share these pre-recorded webinars within your organization and our mutual clients. More webinars will be released (in English and French) later this month and I will forward them as soon as they become available.
- Coronavirus – English & French
- Managing Emotional Well-being during COVID-19 – English & French
- Talking to your child about the Coronavirus – English (French available next week)
- Introduction to Working Remotely – coming soon!
Shepell Workplace Learning Solutions
In addition to the free pre-recorded webinars, our Workplace Learning Solutions team have been diligently working to compile and create training support for both People Leaders and employees in response to COVID-19. Below are suggested seminars or you can visit our Workplace Learning Solutions site to see a complete listing of our training solutions. Please note that these webinars are fee-for-service. Feel free to connect with me directly if you would like to book training or have any questions.
- Leading Through COVID-19 – for People Leaders
- Managing Remote Teams – for People Leaders
- Building Resilience in Uncertain Times (COVID-19) – for People Leaders & employees
- We are hosting an upcoming public webinar on this topic on March 25th at 2:30pm EST. Seats cost $99 + tax – click here to register.
· Life after COVID-19: Managing the Post Traumatic Stress – coming soon!