Outsourcing of mental health counselling slowly expands at Canadian universities
The University of Prince Edward Island announced this fall it would begin offering students access to 24-hour mobile counselling. This student support program comes as part of a two-year contract with Morneau Shepell, a Canadian outsourcing agency specializing in employee health and wellness programs, more commonly known as an employee assistance program, or EAP. The deal entitles UPEI students access to the company’s phone and online mental health counsellors and to its nationwide network of nutritionists, dieticians, financial and legal counsellors.
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