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Workplace Support Programs

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Morneau Shepell’s Workplace Support Programs are specialized mental health and addiction prevention/intervention programs designed to reduce costs for organizations with faster diagnosis and sustainable recovery.

Preventing workplace performance issues, absence, and disability

Our Workplace Support Programs provide clinical interventions that proactively address mental health issues requiring longer-term, specialized, or intensive levels of care – more than what is typically available through an employee and family assistance program (EFAP). The programs can prevent workplace performance issues, absence, and disability.

The Workplace Support Programs include:

  • Workplace Referral Program provides employers with a method of referring an employee experiencing work performance issues for professional assessment and counselling. Through more intensive and specialized intervention than EFAP counselling, the program focuses on resolving an employee’s performance issue. Referrals can be monitored or mandated, and are a valuable tool in an employee’s performance management plan.

  • Depression Care™ helps individuals with moderate to severe symptoms of depression. In conjunction with the individual’s own treating physician or general practitioner, the program’s counsellors and psychiatrists evaluate the individual’s condition and provide treatment as appropriate. Referral to Depression Care happens through the EFAP. Learn more about Depression Care in this report.

  • Trauma Assist helps individuals cope with traumatic stress and build resilience in their lives. The program provides a much-needed accessible and confidential solution for mild to moderate symptoms of traumatic stress. Trauma Assist is focused on early intervention to help mitigate future disability claims. Learn more about Trauma Assist for first responders in this report.

  • Substance Abuse Program provides access to specialist recommendations for employees who test positive for drugs or alcohol in the workplace. Through the program’s assessment service and reporting, employees receive help quickly for their substance abuse/addiction issues and employers mitigate risk. The Structured Relapse Prevention Program is often recommended post-treatment to assist with relapse prevention and monitoring.

  • Structured Relapse Prevention Program supports employees who have successfully completed an addiction treatment program with their reintegration to the workplace and ongoing relapse prevention support. The program reporting allows the employer to monitor the employee’s successes and challenges in sustaining abstinence.

  • WorkAssist™ aims to reduce the time and cost of disability claims by using an early intervention model of disability management – assessing for mental health issues at the earliest point of a claim, sometimes even before the short-term threshold has been reached. This helps employees regain productivity and return to work as quickly as possible.

Discover more about how our Workplace Support Programs can improve the mental health of your people for better business results