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Employee Family Assistance Program


The Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
offered through Homewood Health, provides assistance to eligible University of Regina employees and their families 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The program is completely confidential; you will not be identified to anyone, including your employer.  Access to a local clinician and assistance for a wide range of personal problems is available for any employee and/or eligible dependent and will receive the required professional counselling at no cost.

For more information about the programs and services provided through the Employee Family Assistance Program offered through Homewood Health, please log on to UR Source here.

Homewood Health has also provided three (3) pre-recorded sessions on Employee Orientation, EFAP Counselling Orientation, and EFAP Online Tools and Resources.  To view one or all of these recordings, please log on to UR Source here.

SunLife Financial

SunLife 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.

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Mental Health Moment with Rob McCaffrey

Self Care

Mental Health Advisor, Rob McCaffrey, discusses the importance of self-care and provides advice and tips on practicing several self-care routines and the importance of your own self-care.  Enjoy!



Stress

Part 1 of 4 - Introduction
This session will include an explanation of why these techniques are important for us all, and how they can assist us in coping with stress and improving the quality of our lives.

Part 2 of 4 - Harvard Relaxation Response
This session will include an introductory daily practice to elicit the Relaxation Response using a simple Mindfulness breath and body meditation exercise for stress reduction and deep relaxation.

Part 3 of 4 - Stress Management
This session will include Stress Management - A three-minute breathing practice that you help you let go of overanalyzing and associating yourself with thoughts. This tool can be used before, during and after a stressful or traumatic experience to help diffuse its impact on the mind and body.

Part 4 of 4 - Deep Conscious Sleep
This session will include a deep relaxation 15-minute practice to help reduce stress and sleep disorders, and to cultivate awareness and a meditative state.

 


Self-Help

Mindfulness Coloring

TRY: Mindfulness Coloring Book

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Are you looking for a way to de-stress, relax or take your mind off of things? Kids Help Phone’s mindfulness colouring book can help you do exactly that. Take a moment to focus your energy by doing a creative exercise that pairs an inspiring phrase with a background. This exercise can help you practice mindfulness.

Practicing mindfulness can help you notice what’s going on for you right now and create space to reflect on your thoughts and feelings without judging them. Colouring is a self-care activity that has been shown to reduce stress and encourage focusing on the present moment. The five phrases below can serve as important reminders to be kind and compassionate to yourself, especially when you’re experiencing difficult emotions:

  • Progress not perfection
  • It’s OK not to be OK
  • I am enough
  • Leave today behind when it’s over – tomorrow is a new day
  • Turn the kindness you give to others inwards

We all need a break to reflect sometimes. How do these phrases make you feel? Which phrase is the most appealing or meaningful to you? Which phrase would be most helpful to focus on today, this week or this month? When you need a reminder, visit this page and practice being kind and gentle with yourself.

Grab your pencil crayons, markers or mouse and let's get started!  Click HERE