MEDIA ADVISORY - Interview opportunity: Morneau Shepell expert available for commentary on traumatic event support in the workplace

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - When traumatic events occur, whether a natural disaster, a crisis in the workplace or acts of terrorism, the aftermath commonly interferes with a person's ability to function normally in their personal life and often negatively impacts workplace productivity.

In 2015, Morneau Shepell, Canada's leading provider of employee and family assistance programs, delivered traumatic event support services to 7,000 cases for organizations of all sizes across all industries. Morneau Shepell's comprehensive network of counsellors provides support through on-site meetings designed to normalize reactions to the event, trauma counselling, training in stress management, disaster planning and more. 

Morneau Shepell's trauma team provides immediate support for a wide range of situations, including:

  • Accidents, death and suicide
  • Acts of terrorism
  • Downsizing and individual terminations
  • Workplace violence, including robbery and harassment
  • Natural disasters, catastrophic events
  • Serious illness, mental health crisis and performance issues that impact from one to many

Mr. Noi Quao, Manager, Traumatic Event Support Services, Morneau Shepell, is available for interviews on the following:

  • Expert commentary about coping with traumatic events in any given industry
  • Tips on how to help others deal with traumatic events – both in professional and personal contexts
  • Future commentary on crisis or traumatic events at places of work or in the community as they occur/appear in the news

Mr. Quao oversees Morneau Shepell's strategic operations of Traumatic Event Support services, providing onsite response to client organizations that experience any kind of traumatic event. Mr. Quao joined Morneau Shepell in 2001 and since that time, he has consulted, or coordinated, support responses for client organizations impacted by high-profile incidents including the train accidents in Gogama, Ontario and Lac-Mégantic, Québec; the shootings at Parliament Hill and in Moncton, New Brunswick; H1N1; terror attacks in Mumbai; aircraft incidents in Turkey, Brazil and Canada; and the floods in Alberta.

About Morneau Shepell Inc.

Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrative approach to employee assistance, health, benefits, and retirement needs. The Company is the leading provider of Employee and Family Assistance Programs, the largest administrator of pension and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity, and improve their competitive position.

Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves more than 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in North America. With almost 4,000 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit

SOURCE Morneau Shepell Inc.

For further information: Heather MacDonald, Kaiser Lachance Communications, 647.725.2520 x207,


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