Historically, Employee & Family Assistance Programs (EFAPs) have been associated with traditional counseling services. At UBC, we are fortunate to have access to Homewood Health (formerly Homewood Human Solutions) with a wide range of services, covering counselling to health and wellness support, as well as access to a comprehensive Health Library.
What is the EFAP Health Library?
The EFAP Health Library is a comprehensive library of articles and other resources written by qualified experts. It includes information designed to improve health and wellness, and assists individuals in improving their personal and work-life balance. Some popular categories are:
- Children, Parenting, and Families
- Financial Health
- Healthy Living and Self-Improvement
- Mental and Emotional Health
- Relationships and Social Connections
- Workplace Issues
Who can use the EFAP Health Library?
All UBC staff, faculty, and their eligible dependents enrolled in UBC’s EFAP can access the Health Library.
Accessing the EFAP Health Library
Accessing the Health Library is easy: Visit the Homewood Health website and login. Enter University of British Columbia as your employer, register some basic details, and you will automatically gain access to the members-only Health Library.
The information you share with UBC’s EFAP provider is confidential to Homewood Health, and will never be shared with UBC. The University is not told the identity of those using EFAP services, including online services.
Want to know more?
For more information on your Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), visit our website at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/benefits/efap. If you would like to book a presentation for your unit to review the free EFAP services available for UBC staff and faculty, contact Colin Hearne, EFAP Assistant, at 604-827-3047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember: if you ever feel overwhelmed or stressed out by the challenges you face in life, you can easily access counselling (face-to- face, over the phone, or online) from Homewood Human Solutions. Visit www.homewoodhumansolutions.com or call 1-800-663-1142.