Support Your Wellbeing This Holiday with EFAP

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.)

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:

During the holiday season, there can be many demands on our time, our energy and our finances. Learn more by exploring the links below:

For more information, including requesting brochures, booking an EFAP orientation presentation, or sharing feedback about Morneau Shepell, please contact:

Vancouver Campus
Melissa Lafrance
Health & Wellbeing Associate
Phone: 604-827-3047

Okanagan Campus
Carleigh Benoit
Manager, WRAP
Phone: 1-250-807-9543

Do you have questions? Contact the Health, Wellbeing & Benefits team at