SUPPORTS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
During this challenging time, it’s important that you support your mental health. It is recommended that you set boundaries on your news coverage, stay digitally in touch with family and friends and reach out for support when you need it. Supports include:
Employee and Family Assistance Program (see below for details)
Canadian Mental Health Distress Line (see below for details)
Workplace Strategies for Mental Health
Alberta Health Services Text4Hope
Anxiety Canada and the Mindshift App
Centre for Online Mental Health Support during the Pandemic
As an MSA member, you also have psychological services as part of your benefit package. If you have further questions, or would like to speak to a union representative at any time, please call the MSA office at 780.497.55697 or email m**@**cewan.ca.
Employee & Family Assistance Program (provided by Morneau Shepell)
Your EFAP is a confidential and voluntary support service that can help you find solutions to the challenges you face at any age and stage of life. You and your immediate family members (as defined in your employee benefit plan) can access immediate and confidential support at no cost to you or your family. Your EFAP is completely confidential within the limits of the law. No one, including your employer, will ever know that you have used the program unless you choose to tell them. The EFAP can help you achieve well-being, manage relationships and family, deal with workplace challenges, tackle addictions, get legal advice, and so much more. They also have career counsellors available to assist with work-life balance, career planning and re-direction, and preparing effective resumes and cover letters.
Access your EFAP 24/7 by phone, web or mobile app:
1.844.880.9142 | workhealthlife.com | My EAP app
The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Education, and Response supports survivors of sexual violence and raises awareness about this issue in the MacEwan community. Contact them to learn more about creating a culture of consent on campus or to talk to someone about an incident you’ve witnessed or experienced.
780.633.3709 | osv***@**cewan.ca | macewan.ca/OSVPER
MacEwan’s Security program includes 24/7 surveillance and response by a dedicated security team. Emergency Blue Phones are located throughout the campus and parkades which directly connect to the Security dispatch office. If you are in an emergency situation, call 911. If you need urgent attention from Security Services, call 780.497.5555.
780.497.5555 | CampusS*******@**cewan.ca | macewan.ca/security
Food Bank of Edmonton & Surrounding Areas
Food banks are non-profit, charitable organizations that distribute food to those who have difficulty purchasing enough to avoid hunger.
Edmonton’s Food Bank
780.425.4190 | edmontonsfoodbank.com
Strathcona Food Bank (serving Sherwood Park and Strathcona County)
780.449.6413 | strathconafoodbank.ca
St. Albert Food Bank
780.459.0599 | stalbertfoodbankandcommunityvillage.com
Parkland Food Bank
780.962.4565 | parklandfoodbank.org
The CMHA Distress Line provides confidential, non-judgmental and short-term crisis intervention, emotional support and resources to people in crisis or distress. You can also chat online.
780.482.4357 (HELP) | Online Crisis Chat
211 is a free, confidential service that provides information and referral to a wide range of community, social and government services.
211 | Toll Free 1.888.482.4696 | Chat Online
Confidence Line is a free, third-party confidential service for staff, faculty, and students for reporting any concern related to the University.
1.800.661.9675 | MacEwan.ConfidenceLine.net
Speak with our Labour Relations Staff