EFAP Support for the Holiday Season

UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provides confidential counselling and work-life consultations to eligible UBC faculty, staff and their dependents. EFAP can be accessed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including over the holidays.

As the busy holiday season begins to ramp up with to-do lists and social commitments at work and at home, it can all feel a little overwhelming. Many challenges and complex feelings can come up, but EFAP is here to help. Counselling services include, but are not limited to, issues related to stress, anxiety depression, relationships, parenting, elder care, workplace conflicts, and substance use/addiction. Review Shepell’s services.

You can access immediate support by calling Shepell’s Care Access Centre at 1-800-387-4765.

Prepare for Any Vacation with Shepell’s My EAP Mobile App

You can also prepare for the holidays and get vacation-ready with Shepell’s My EAP mobile device app. Download the My EAP app to gain immediate, confidential and secure access on the go.

Explore Holiday Helper Articles

Here are some holiday-themed articles for you by Shepell that can help you maintain your wellbeing during the holiday season.

Note: Please enter “University of British Columbia” as your organization to access these articles.

It’s important to remember that the holiday season can also bring up feelings of loneliness, sadness and pressure. It’s not uncommon to feel a range of emotions during this time of year.

For more information, including requesting brochures, booking an EFAP orientation presentation, or sharing compliments or concerns about your counselling experience with Shepell, please contact:

Vancouver Campus
Melissa Lafrance
Health & Wellbeing Associate
Phone: 604-827-3047
Email: efap.info@ubc.ca

Okanagan Campus
Carleigh Benoit
Manager, WRAP
Phone: 1-250-807-9543
Email: carleigh.benoit@ubc.ca