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Employee Mental Health Resources

This page is designed to connect you to the mental health resources available in our community and online.
If you or someone you know is having a mental health emergency, please call 911, go to your nearest Emergency Department or contact the Community Crisis Line at 519- 973-4435.

Supports Available

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

LifeWorks (formerly Morneau Shepell) is the provider of the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) at the University of Windsor. They can provide you and your family with immediate and confidential support to help resolve work, health, and life challenges to improve your life. LifeWorks can help you find solutions so you can reach your goals at any age or stage of life. They can help with stress, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, nutrition and weight loss, parenting, and much more.

Services and supports can be accessed online, via chat, you can e-mail a counsellor, call 1-844-880-9142 OR 1-844-880-9137 or via the MY EAP mobile app. For more details on how to access confidential assistance/supports for any work, health or life concern go to the UWindsor Employee and Family Assistance Program page. 


Supports Available in the Community

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
There are many local programs, services, and resources available in Windsor-Essex County that can help promote and support mental health. Visit the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit website for a comprehensive list of services, programs and resources.
211 South West Region Ontario
211 is an information and referral service that provides the people of Ontario with reliable information on community and social services. When you dial 211, you are connected with a Certified Information and Referral Specialist who has been trained to assess your needs, answer your questions accurately, and advise you about the services and programs that are best for you and your loved ones. You can also visit the 211 South West Region Ontario website to search for services and supports available in our region.

Helpful Mental Health Information/Resources

AbilitiCBT is an internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) program that you can access from any device, any time. The program is free for the residents of Ontario. To learn about what the program offers, please visit the AbilitiCBT website or download the brochure.

Anxiety Canada™ is a leader in developing free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety. On this site, you will find a variety of articles and resources on anxiety and mental health related topics.

CMHA Windsor-Essex is the lead provider and advocate of specialized community mental health and addiction services integrated with comprehensive primary health care services. On this page, you will find resources to help you stay mentally fit and healthy.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has a vast catalogue of verified, research-informed mental illness material. This website offers clear, reliable information about mental illness and addiction, including treatment and recovery, as well as accessible, reliable, professionally produced resources on an array of mental health topics for patients, families, students and professionals.

eMentalHealth.ca is a non-profit initiative of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) dedicated to improving the mental health of children, youth and families. Their website connects you to a number of resources such as screening tools, information sheets and articles on topics such as addictions, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, learning disorder, stress and other mental health related conditions.

Mental Health & Wellness page, produced by the Government of Canada, provides information on mental health, mental illness, suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Cannabis and mental health, as well as relevant research, statistics and news.

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) offers a host of resources, tools and training programs aimed at increasing mental health literacy and improving the mental health and well-being of all people living in Canada.

Positive Psychology website provides practical, evidence-based positive psychology resources, techniques, tools, and tips to help you put positive psychology into practice every day. It also connects you to the latest positive psychology findings and research.

PsychologyToday.com publishes content written by clinicians, experts and researchers from across the fields of behavior and psychology. The site includes hundreds of commonly used and need-to-know psychology basics, a full overview of therapy types, comprehensive content dedicated to subjects from ADHD to Parenting as well as a therapist directory that lists clinical professionals, psychiatrists, and treatment centers providing mental health services in your area.