The upcoming holiday season can often be both festive and frenetic. With to-do lists, social commitments and holiday obligations to fulfill, it can all feel a little overwhelming. If you need support at any point this holiday season, consider reaching out to UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
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.
If you need immediate support, call Morneau Shepell’s Care Access Centre at 1-800-387-4765.
Counselling services include, but are not limited to, issues related to stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, parenting, elder care, workplace conflicts, and substance use/addiction. To review their services, visit the Morneau Shepell website, UBC’s EFAP service provider. (Note: Please enter “University of British Columbia” as your organization to access the site.)
Prepare for Any Vacation with Morneau Shepell’s My EAP Mobile App
You can also get vacation-ready with Morneau Shepell’s My EAP mobile device app. Download the My EAP app to gain immediate, confidential and secure access on the go.
Holiday Helper Articles
Here are some holiday-themed articles for you by Morneau 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.)
- Make it meaningful: reconnecting to the spirit of the holiday season
- Tips for savvy holiday-season spending
- Time out: making the most of the holidays
- How to have a stress-free holiday season
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. Here are some resources to support you or to share with someone you know who may be struggling:
- Ideas to help address loneliness during the holiday season
- How to spot the holiday “blues” with helpful tips to try
- Steps for maintaining good relationships during the holidays
During the holiday season, there can be many demands on our time, our energy and our finances. Learn more by exploring the links below:
- EFAP Financial Support Services (Healthy UBC)
- Holiday budget tips for you and your kids
- Holiday budget planning
For more information, including requesting brochures, booking an EFAP orientation presentation, or sharing feedback about Morneau Shepell, please contact:
Health & Wellbeing Associate
Do you have questions? Contact the Health, Wellbeing & Benefits team at firstname.lastname@example.org.