Your Employee Assistance Program
The Manitoba Blue Cross Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides employees and their families direct access to professional counselling and wellness services designed to help identify and overcome personal challenges affecting their health and well-being. It also offers a range of organizational assistance services to support leaders and teams in building healthier and more productive workplaces.
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Employee awareness is an integral component of any successful benefit offering. If you’re interested in booking an orientation to EAP benefits for your team, please call us at 204.786.8880 or toll free at 1.800.590.5553. For the Deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-impaired community, our EA centre can receive VRS calls. You may also click on the button below to contact us.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential counselling and professional wellness programs and services to assist in identifying and resolving concerns affecting the health and well-being of employees and their families. This includes programs and services in areas that address:
- substance use.
- behavioural health.
- relationships and parenting.
- career and workplace.
- financial and legal.
- and more.
Employees can contact the EA centre by phone at 204.786.8880 or toll free at 1.800.590.5553. For the Deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-impaired community, our EA centre can receive VRS calls.
Employees who prefer to book a counselling session online may do so through our online booking system.
If you know of an employee struggling with concerns affecting their health and well-being, we encourage you to let them know about the programs and services available to them through the EAP and how to contact us.
If you are directly affected by an employee’s personal issues or if an employee makes you aware of their personal issues and would like assistance, we offer leader consultations to ensure you’re equipped with the appropriate resources and support.
We offer a variety of programs and services that include group involvement, such as workshops, seminars and debriefs. We recommend requesting an organizational assistance consultation to help determine your organization’s needs. Once a discussion about the challenges you may be facing is completed, we can offer a range of services that can be tailor-made for your organization, including:
- mental health support.
- trauma response.
- crisis event management.
- conflict resolution.
- and more.
As a leader, it’s essential to promote and highlight mental health supports available to your employees during the onboarding process for new hires and as a refresher for existing employees. This can help reduce the stigma associated with experiencing mental health challenges and seeking support from a professional. We encourage you to request an orientation to your workgroup’s EAP benefits by filling out our organizational assistance request form.
We also offer a variety of downloadable resources that reinforce awareness of workplace wellness, tailored to the needs of leaders, teams and employees.
Leader consultations allow leaders to reach out at any time to discuss concerns they may have in their workplace and can take place over the phone or through online video. These consultations are unlimited and included at no additional cost for groups with EAP coverage from Manitoba Blue Cross.