The first Employee Assistance Program provider in Canada
to offer EAP services for 'people on the go'
TORONTO, May 25, 2011 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell, under the Shepell-fgi
brand, has launched My EAP, a mobile application (app) for the Apple and RIM families of mobile
devices. The app, a first from an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
provider, delivers interactive tools, support resources and access to
EAP services via mobile devices to provide easy and effective access
for people on-the-go.
In the spirit of innovation and thought leadership, My EAP offers an interactive and supportive mobile EAP experience by
1) health and wellness articles;
2) access to E-Counselling; and
3) LifeSpeak On Demand video clips.
Giving clients a familiar user experience, the app reflects the content
and features available on Shepell-fgi's website (workhealthlife.com), and through a partnership with LifeSpeak On Demand, it also provides
information on a range of personal and work-related topics from
acclaimed experts through streaming video.
"More than 30 years ago, we pioneered the Employee Assistance Program in
Canada," said Alan Torrie, President and Chief Executive Officer at
Morneau Shepell. "Today, we are continuing to demonstrate our
innovation and industry leadership by developing products and services
that reflect how our clients are using EAP and technology."
Stephen Liptrap, Executive Vice President at Morneau Shepell, and
General Manager of the Shepell-fgi EAP line of business adds: "My EAP is a good example of how we are bringing our EAP and technology
expertise to the mobile platform. And like most things in the mobile
space, our My EAP app will continue to evolve over time to ensure that our clients have
fast, easy, self-service access to employee and family assistance
services and support."
My EAP has been designed for the Apple iPhone (3G, 3GS, 4), iPod Touch, and
RIM's Blackberry Bold, Curve and Torch models. An application for
Google's Android operating system will follow later this year and
Morneau Shepell will continue to explore the potential of mobile
applications for other devices as well.
According to research, there were about 5.3 billion mobile subscriptions
at the end of 2010 which equates to 77 per cent of the world's
population.* The number of people accessing the mobile Internet is
growing quickly, and estimates at the end of 2009 indicated almost 530
million users browsed the mobile Web on their handset.** This is
forecasted to increase to over 1 billion by 2015.**
* The International Telecommunication Union (October 2010).
** Strategy Analytics (March 2010).
Engaging users when they need EAP services most made perfect sense. "Our
aim is to deliver EAP anywhere, anytime, in accordance with our
clients' needs and requirements," said Rita Fridella, Senior
Vice-President and Chief Clinician, Operations at Shepell-fgi. "We
believe that this innovation along with several others to be released
in the coming year will further ensure the highest level of clinical
efficacy and service standards."
The app is available at no cost via the App Store and BlackBerry App
World. You can download the app onto your mobile device via the
App Store link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-eap/id436292883?mt=8&ls=1
BB App World link: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/43853?lang=en
About Morneau Shepell
Morneau Shepell is the largest Canadian-based organization offering
industry-leading benefits and pension consulting, outsourcing, as well
as health and productivity solutions. It works with clients to develop
innovative solutions that integrate with their business strategies to
Through its Benefits and Health Solutions Consulting, Pension
Consulting, Health Management, Administration Solutions, and
Shepell-fgi's Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Morneau Shepell helps
clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity, and improve their
competitive positions by supporting their employees' financial
security, health, and well-being.
Established in 1962, Morneau Shepell has grown to serve over 8,000
clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest
corporations and associations in North America. Headquartered in
Toronto, Ontario, it has offices in the United States and over 70
locations across Canada. Morneau Shepell Inc. is a publicly traded
company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). For more information,
Shepell-fgi is Canada's leading provider of workplace health and
productivity solutions, including prevention-focused Employee
Assistance Programs (EAPs), Wellness Programs, and Organizational
Solutions. The company serves over eight million employees and their
families across Canada, the United States, and internationally.
Shepell-fgi helps organizations maintain healthy employees and healthy
workplaces. Visit www.shepellfgi.com.
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