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Employee Assistance Program
Information

For confidential assistance contact EAP Coordinators, Gail Carroll (ext. 242) or Judy Beranger (ext. 265).

EAP SERVICES AVAILABLE
In general, the services offered through EAP include two components: counselling intervention which includes problem identification and referral, and wellness programming to assist teachers in developing positive health behaviours and supportive strategies to enhance well-being.

The full range of services include:

  • Telephone access 709-726-3223 or toll-free 1-800-563-3599
  • Individual assessment, problem identification, referrals for counselling and follow-up
  • Voluntary self-referrals
  • Mandatory referrals by school board
  • Consultation services regarding general workplace issues and quality of worklife
  • Referrals to other Programs and Services staff
  • Resource and promotional materials, flyers and workbooks
  • Wellness promotion


Note: Confidentiality is assured with the exception of duty to report child abuse, or when an individual may indicate intention to harm self or others.

For confidential assistance contact EAP Coordinators; Gail Carroll  (Ext. 242) or Judy Beranger (Ext. 265).

WHAT ABOUT THE COSTS?
Counselling
There are no costs to the teacher in seeking the assistance of an EAP coordinator. However, when a referral is arranged for a teacher, there are costs for counselling (averaging $85.00-$150.00 per hour).

Financial assistance is available through the Membership Assistance Fund. Each teacher has available a $2,000.00 lifetime funding limit. The program will cover private counselling up to a maximum of $40.00 per hour, and 12¢/km for travel to counselling sessions. The NLTA group insurance may also cover some additional expenses. Under the guidelines of the EAP, financial assistance is not available for family members.

WELLNESS WORKSHOPS
There are no costs to the school, branch or board for an EAP coordinator to facilitate a workshop for a group of teachers. Any active, full time, replacement or substitute teacher can contact the EAP to obtain confidential help.

For confidential assistance contact EAP Coordinators, Gail Carroll (ext. 242) or Judy Beranger (ext. 265).

WORKSHOP TOPICS
Contact EAP Coordinators, Gail Carroll (ext. 242) or Judy Beranger (ext. 265) for information on the following workshop topics or to have a workshop designed to meet your needs.

Workshops can be designed for sessions of 1 hour duration to two days and are available to teachers, schools, school boards, NLTA Branches, and Special Interest Councils. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING
ANGER  EXPECTATIONS
ASSERTIVENESS  LOSS AND GRIEF
ATTITUDE/RESILIENCE  SELF ESTEEM
 PHYSICAL HEALTH
HEALTH AND WELL-BEING STRESS MANAGEMENT
LIFESTYLE CHOICES
RELATIONSHIP SKILLS
COMMUNICATIONS RESPECTFUL WORKPLACE
CONFLICT PREVENTION/RESOLUTION TEAM DYNAMICS
SELF IMPROVEMENT 
ACHIEVING GOALS DECISION-MAKING
BALANCING LIFE SELF ASSESSMENT
CHANGE MANAGEMENT