September can be a time for change and transition in every aspect of our lives. The University returns to its usual hustle and bustle, at home children trundle back to school, and we notice the leaves disappear and the days become shorter. For most of us, this is a time that passes by hypnotically and it is embraced or accepted. But sometimes, this time of year can be a little overwhelming. At UBC, employees have access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) – a fantastic benefit with a wide range of services, from counselling to health and wellness support. Our EFAP provider, Homewood Health, has comprehensive Counselling, Plansmart, Health Management and Career Smart Counselling services. Alongside these services are also a wide range of e-courses and an extensive online Health Library for UBC staff and faculty and their dependents to access.
Some examples of these are:
- Taking Control of Stress
- Taking Control of Your Mood
- Embracing Workplace Change
- Taking Control of Job Loss and Transition
- Taking Control of Anger
- Taking Control of Your Career
- Respect in the Workplace
- Trauma, Crisis, and Distressing Events
- Workplace Issues
- Relationships and Social Connections
- Mental and Emotional Health
- Healthy Living and Self-Improvement
Accessing the EFAP Health Library and E-Courses
Accessing the online services is easy. All you need to do is visit the Homewood Health website here, enter ‘University of British Columbia’ as your employer, register some basic details to automatically gain access to the in-depth members’ only range of e-services
Want to know more?
For more information on your Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) click here – additionally if you would like to book a presentation for your unit that highlights all the EFAP services available, contact Colin Hearne, EFAP Assistant at 604-827-3047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, the information you share with UBC’s EFAP provider is confidential between you and Homewood Health, and will not be shared with UBC. The University is not told the identity of those using EFAP services, including online services.