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Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for members is a jointly sponsored effort between NLTA, the provincial government, and the School Boards Association. It is a supportive program to provide teachers with assistance for personal and professional challenges and to foster healthy lifestyles through the Wellness Program. It is designed to provide confidential help at the earliest possible time before problems become more serious. The kinds of issues addressed by the EAP include, but are not limited to: marital and family, work and personal stress, financial, substance misuse/addictions, career, health concerns, and grief and loss.

Access to the program is through contact with one of our EAP Coordinators who will provide the initial consultation, referral to an external counsellor and follow up. Each NLTA member is provided with $3,000 funding over the course of their career. The program will cover private counselling up to a maximum of $40 per hour. To access this funding, the teacher must contact one of the EAP coordinators prior to seeing a counsellor.

The Wellness component of the EAP offers a variety of services to individual teachers, groups or the entire staff. The Program is designed to give teachers a foundation to achieve optimal health through skills enhancement and support for healthy lifestyle changes.