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Homewood Health - EFAP Supports and Programs

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Homewood Health - Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

The University of Regina supports and recognizes the significant role mental wellness plays in the overall well-being of our faculty, staff and students.   We encourage employees and their families to seek assistant through the Employee Family Assistance Program at the earliest possible opportunity when experiencing a mental health challenge. 

Seeking help earlier rather than later can help you and your loved ones avoid unnecessary stress, prevent more serious symptoms from developing, and reduce the likelihood of problems with work, family, school etc.  

More often, problems can be successfully when they are identified in the early stages and when effective resources are utilized. It is important to deal with persistent problems before they result in serious deterioration of health, quality of life or job performance.


Services for Teachers

The Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) offered through Homewood Health, provides assistance to eligible UofR employees and their eligible dependent(s) -- 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.  When you or someone you care about needs help, EFAP is there for you!

The Employee Family Assistance Program offers four unique services to suit your individual and family needs:

Short-term Counselling

EFAP offers short-term counselling in four modalities, telephone, online, in person, and secure video chat, that address a full range of issues including family and relationship, trauma, depression, anger management, life transitions, addictions, and many others.

Life Smart Coaching

Life Smart Coaching empowers you with the information and support you need to take a comprehensive approach to mental wellness. They make it simple to get started and guide you every step of the way. When you call their Client Services Centre at 1-800-663-1142, here is what you can expect:

  • A Homewood Health representativve will ask you a few questions to ensure you receive a customized service that will be most beneficial to you;

  • Homewood Health will arrange a consultation with a certified coach to begin your program.  This will include a readiness questionnaire with objective and goal setting exercises to develop a self-directed personal plan to ensure your personal growth success, and,

  • Homewood Health will also provide you with a variety of online tools and resources specific to your ipersonal program.

Online E-Learning Resource

Take charge of your health and well-being with expert online resources including a health risk assessment with access to a comprehensive health library.  The library provides you with helpful information on a variety of issues including drugs, illnesses, tests and procedures, and general health.

Looking for information you can trust? The health and wellness library is a collection of articles and resources written and developed by experts to help you reach your personal and work-life balance goals.

Want to know more about your health? The health risk assessment (HRA) offers a personalized assessment on your health history and lifestyle habits. It also offers readiness to change measures to help you identify your health and wellness barriers.

Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Program

If you believe you have a non-acute case of depression and/or anxiety.  i-Volve provides an alternative, cost effective solution to traditional therapy that is accessible, convenient and confidential. 
No need to book appointments.

Help Is Available for:

  • personal or emotional problems that may begin to affect your ability to function well,
  • a family crisis, adult relationship problems, or problems with children that are overwhelming,
  • drug or alcohol use that begins to be a problem for you or your family,
  • when your work performance begins to suffer,
  • when you require legal or financial advice,
  • when you can think of no one to turn to; and,
  • you need someone to listen that you can trust

If you are a University of Regina employee who is eligible to receive benefits from Homewood Health, information about the EFAP program and other services such as Homeweb and Pathfinder are available on UR Source here.

Don't forget to check out the three pre-recorded Homewood Health sessions here to introduce you to the Employee Family Assistance Program.         

Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial, benefit provider for eligible University of Regina employees and immediate family (where eligible) provides a multitude of health and wellness services including Mental Wellness, Fitness and Family Health, and Preventing and Treating Illness.

Log on to MySunLife (or register for an account) by clicking here.


Online Therapy Unit

The Online Therapy Unit was founded by Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos in 2010.  Since that time, the research team has received funding from multiple sources including:

Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Innovative Medicines CanadaSaskatchewan Health Research Foundation,and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health

Addiction & Mental Health Services | PAPHR

Areas of Focus

Service Delivery - We provide effective online clinical treatment programs to individuals experiencing mental health difficulties, with a primary focus on depression and anxiety as these are prevalent, disabling, and under-treated conditions.

Education - We train therapists and graduate students in the delivery of internet-sourced cognitive behaviour therapy.

Research - We conduct multidisciplinary research on the reach, adoption, effectiveness, and implementation of internet-sourced cognitive behaviour therapy.

For a more comprehensive view of who we are and what we do, please visit our website here.