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What mental health supports are available to University of Waterloo employees?

The University of Waterloo’s Employee & Family Assistance Program provider, Homewood Health, is one of the organizations participating in the Government of Canada’s Wellness Together Canada program that will provide mental health and substance abuse support to all Canadians experiencing impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The initiative is funded by Health Canada and provides an online portal that allows Canadians to access self-assessments, self-directed mental health tools, peer support, and live counselling by various online means.  

For those employees eligible for the Employee & Family Assistance Program, remember that support is available on the Homeweb website by calling 1-800-663-1142. You can find out more about the Employee & Family Assistance Program online.  

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