As many Nova Scotians cope in the aftermath of this weekend’s tragic shootings, please know that your Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is here to support us with resources. They can help try to understand the impact of the situation and process this event.
A crisis or traumatic event can trigger overwhelming emotional responses. Remember that the immediate and confidential EFAP services are accessible 24/7/365 by calling 1.800.387.4765 or visiting workhealthlife.com. The website features additional information and tips on coping with trauma.
Crisis Support Line now open
While the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) help line is open for eligible employees, 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. Please share the number with friends, family and neighbours.
A Trauma Support Group meeting has been scheduled as follows. Please register to receive the link to the meeting, as there is a limit to the number of participants.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Additional support group meetings can be scheduled as needed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are additional resource pages on MyDal that you may find helpful:
How a trauma event may affect you
Taking care after a traumatic event
Tips for helping your children through a traumatic event
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