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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 Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Community Crisis Line at 519- 973-4435, or Canada's Suicide Crisis Helpline at 9-8-8.

Important Update

Following the acquisition of LifeWorks by TELUS Health, LifeWorks has rebranded to TELUS Health for the University of Windsor Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with updates provided by TELUS Health in January 2024. There are no changes to your EAP services. Please refer to our Communications and News webpage for details.

UWindsor Supports:

UWindsor Students: 

Please go to the Student Counselling, Health & Wellness website for details about emergency resources and others supports available for students.

UWindsor Employees:

TELUS Health, formerly LifeWorks, is the provider of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at the University of Windsor. You can access immediate and confidential support to help resolve work, health, and life challenges to improve your life. Professionals can support you with stress or relationship issues, depression, anxiety, nutrition and weight loss, parenting, and much more.
  • Employees and their immediate family members can access services/supports 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Preserving your confidentiality is at the heart of the EAP. Their strict privacy policy goes the extra mile to ensure when you reach out for help, you can feel confident no one will ever know you have contacted your EAP, including the University of Windsor.
  • Services are available in English or French.

For more details on how to access confidential assistance/supports, go to the UWindsor Employee Assistance Program webpage. 

Community Supports:

Canada 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline. Toll-Free, 24/7. Please refer to the Canada 9-8-8 website for details.
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
TWindsor-Essex County Health Unit logohere 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
2211 South West Region Ontario logo11 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. To learn about what the program offers, please visit the AbilitiCBT website.

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.