How LifeWorks can help in a traumatic event

The recent news of the discovery of a mass grave of children on the site of a former residential school in British Columbia has left us very saddened and devastated.

A crisis or traumatic event can trigger overwhelming emotional responses. Remember that the immediate and confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services are accessible 24/7/365 by calling 1-844-880-9142 or visiting www.workhealthlife.com. The website features additional information and tips on coping with trauma.

Crisis Support Line now open

While the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) help line is open for eligible employees, LifeWorks (formerly Morneau Shepell) has also opened up a Crisis Support Line for anyone in the community in need of emotional support in relation to these events. The Crisis Support Line is open 24/7 and can be reached at: 1-844-751-2133.  By calling, individuals will receive professional emotional support and/or referral to community resources. This resource is available to anyone and everyone. 

For more resources on how to better deal with traumatic events, be sure to check out the following tip sheets:

Taking care after a traumatic event

How a traumatic event can affect you

Tips for helping your child through a traumatic event