Not sure how to cope with having your children with you while you work from home? Feeling overwhelmed with the current news cycle? You are not alone.
UBC’s EFAP provider Morneau-Shepell has resources with accurate information on COVID-19 and with supports, you can access from home.
- Updated online resources: To learn more about what COVID-19 is, how to protect yourself (mentally and physically), and how to effectively practice physical distancing, check out the articles and infographics outlined on the EFAP website, under the COVID-19 resources tab. (Note: If you have not logged into this site before, you will need to register. Please use the “University of British Columbia” as the organization name.)
EFAP has also posted information on their general website that everyone can access:
- Professional Counselling Services: The current situation may be bringing up many new feelings, challenges, or concerns. Through EFAP you can talk to a professional counsellor. Appointments can be conducted over the phone or through email or video counselling. Access these services – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – by calling 1-800-387-4765 or through First Chat, an instant online chat service.
- WorkLife Support Services: If you have questions about eating healthy, financial support, or topics related to family support, call and request a WorkLife Service. These consultations are done over the telephone and with a professional in the specified field.
- LIFT Virtual Fitness Sessions: Access virtual fitness sessions through the LIFT app. These sessions are personalized to your fitness level, equipment-free, and last around 30 minutes. You can also join UBC’s LIFT virtual fitness challenge from April 15th to May 15th. Learn more and register by April 13.