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Wellness Toolkit

Wellness Toolkit

Discover resources available from our partners and other key services which help with your health and wellness.

Partner Services

Many of our usual benefit partners provide resources to help with your health and wellness.

WorkHealthLife's Mental Health
Whether you need help managing everyday stress, handling life as a parent, or making better food choices, WorkHealthLife offers secure and confidential support around the clock including:

  • access support for your work, health, and life
  • link to resources and interactive tools to help you manage your health and well-being
  • information about how the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) has helped others and ways it can support you, too

LifeSpeak's Mental Health
LifeSpeak is an extension of EFAP that helps to keep you and your family mentally and physically healthy through a range of blogs, videos and “Ask the Expert” sessions. Check out their resources around mental health, children’s health, and stress management and resilience. Access through the group account on the LifeSpeak wellness platform, password: wellness  

Faith-Based Wellness Resources
The United Church Bookstore offers a selection of faith-based wellness resources in hardcopy and e-book format. Visit their website to shop the available resources on topics such as guided meditations, daily prayer devotionals, and other self-care spiritual practices.

This free mobile app provides a hub for mental health resources and tools to help all Canadians maintain positive mental, physical, social, and financial health during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is free to download and available in English and French.

Building your self-care toolkit
Explore why self-care should be part of your routine and how to work it into your daily life, no matter the situation. Get access to the featured article, infographic, helpful video and more.

Stronger Minds by MindBeacon
A free digital program to support your mental well-being. You will get access to guided digital therapy that is one-to-one and personalized, on your own terms.

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health
A range of tools and resources dedicated to improving psychological health and safety in the workplace.

Wellness Together Canada
The Wellness Together Canada portal, funded by Health Canada, may be helpful for yourself or members of your faith community.

The Mental Health Commission of Canada
The Mental Health Commission of Canada is now providing access to a number of free resources for Canadians. You may find their one-page summary, Coping with Stress, Anxiety, and Substance Use during COVID-19, helpful for yourself or to share with others.

Financial Security
Information on finances is something that everyone can benefit from. WorkHealthLife offers resources that cover

  • financial planning
  • credit and debt management
  • budgeting
  • investing
  • retirement
  • Will preparation
  • Legal
  • Tax
  • Real estate / mortgages

LifeSpeak's Financial Health
LifeSpeak has a section on financial health that can help with financial planning. This includes

  • estate planning - common issues
  • finances through the life cycle
  • common personal finance challenges

Access through the group account, password: wellness

Smart Path Now
Tools and resources to help you budget, set financial goals and plan for the future.

Physical Well-Being
Under the health and well-being section, WorkHealthLife offers articles on physical well-being topics including

  • healthy weight
  • food and nutrition
  • fitness
  • general physical well-being

LifeSpeak's Physical Health
Visit the LifeSpeak wellness platform to watch videos and read tip sheets on topics such as

Access through the group account, password: wellness

Green Shield has an online health portal called Change4Life where you can manage your personal health through a range of personalized tips, educational modules, challenges and goal setting.

The more you use the Change4Life portal, the more points you earn which can be used to bid on great rewards such as Starbucks vouchers or FitBit watches. Watch their video to learn more or get started right away by logging into your Green Shield account. If you have not logged into Green Shield before, all you need is your Plan Member ID (located on your Green Shield card) and your registration. If you do not have your registration key, you can get a new one by following the prompts on their website

Career & Workplace
If you are looking for resources to help you with your career or in your workplace, WorkHealthLife offers articles on

  • workplace leave
  • conflict and communication
  • career development and continuing education
  • traumatic events
  • time management
  • coping with change on the job
  • health and attitude
  • stress/burnout

LifeSpeak's Workplace
LifeSpeak offers different modules around professional development, and leadership and management skills. Some examples are

  • conflict management and resolution in the workplace
  • making flexible and remote working a success
  • leadership thinking in times of change
  • mentoring 101

Access through the group account, password: wellness

Workplace Learning Solutions
Looking for workplace training solutions? In response to the pandemic, TELUS Health's Workplace Learning Solutions team developed a number of resources to help organizations and employees navigate through COVID-19 together.

Tools for Resuming Operations
If you are looking for tools to help plan for office reopening, TELUS Health (formerly LifeWorks) has an up-to-date toolkit that helps you create a personalized plan whilst considering recommendations from public authorities.

Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month
A year-round resource that encourages employers to promote healthy workplace practices throughout the year.

Life Events
Any life event can quickly become overwhelming. The following topics are covered by WorkHealthLife

  • getting married (including common law)
  • planning retirement
  • getting separated / divorced
  • dealing with a disability / serious illness
  • new employee
  • death of a loved one
  • buying / selling a house
  • having a baby (or adopting)
  • parenting

LifeSpeak's Relationships
Personal relationships are an integral part of life. LifeSpeak offers resources on parenting and caregiving, and relationships. Some topics include

  • digital safety
  • coping with the impact of caregiving
  • common marital conflicts
  • loneliness

Access through the group account, password: wellness

Other Resources:

The Government of Canada

The Government of Canada website provides services and information about mental health and wellness. Some resources that are available include: improving your mental health, mental health services, and mental and physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Canadian Mental Health Association

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a nationwide organization that promotes mental health and supports people recovering from mental illness. This page lists different resources ranging from Mindfulness to Social Support. 
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Harvard Business Review

As we do our best to cope with all the changes this pandemic brings, many of us are experiencing a sense of grief and loss. For further insight on this, check out the Harvard Business Review article That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief.
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Pandemic Practicums

Our colleague the Rev. Diane Strickland provided vital trauma support to ministry personnel and communities of faith after emergencies in Alberta in the last decade. In the midst of this public health crisis, she continues to provide assistance to all of us through a helpful set of videos, which share her wisdom from trauma training and response.
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