TORONTO, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - In light of the tragic events occurring in
Moncton, New Brunswick, Morneau Shepell is offering experts to assist
the media in informing residents on how to cope with the tragic
There are a number of experts available for commentary on how to deal
with trauma and how to cope with being in a lockdown for a prolonged
amount of time. For example - how to manage updates from the
authorities, how to support children in a police lockdown and ways to
create short and long term plans for yourself and your family.
These experts include:
Noi Quao, Manager-Traumatic Event Support Services, Morneau Shepell
Noi Quao oversees Morneau Shepell's strategic operations of Traumatic
Event Support services, providing on-site response to those that
experience any kind of traumatic event. The support services provided
are interventions specifically tailored to offer early support,
encourage self-care and inform on next steps for those affected by the
traumatic event. In addition to providing on-site interventions and
consultations, Noi and his direct staff continually develop and update
a range of trauma information, support and intervention materials. The
department averages 600 cases each month across North America.
Noi has has consulted on, provided or coordinated support responses to
client organizations impacted by high profile incidents such as H1N1,
terror attacks in Mumbai, aircraft incidents in Turkey, Brazil and
Canada, and most recently, nationally covered situations in floods in
Alberta and the rail accident and explosion in Lac Mégantic QC. As well
he has been involved in consultations and support for catastrophic
events related to situations such as the Earthquake in Haiti, the Japan
Tsunami, and shooting tragedies such as Dawson College in Montreal,
Aurora, CO as well as Newtown, CT.
Barb Veder is Vice President, Clinical Services and Research Lead with Morneau
Shepell and has been with the company for over 19 years. Over this
time, Barb has focused on the continuous improvement and expansion of
Morneau Shepell's clinical services solutions and offering. In her role
as a clinical leader, she has managed field counsellors both nationally
and globally, ensuring consistency and a quality experience for a wide
array of organizations. Further to this role, Barb leads Morneau
Shepell's Digital Management team, which launched North America's first
EAP Smartphone application (My EAP), led the research and writing teams
that wrote Morneau Shepell's First Chat and Online Tools research
reports, and serves as Clinical Editor and Advisor for the
organization's WorkHealthLife Blog.
Morneau Shepell has opened its Employee Assistance Program resources to
Moncton residents, regardless of whether or not they are Morneau
Shepell EAP customers, during these times of need. "We have long
supported employees of our clients in New Brunswick and want to offer
our assistance to anyone that may be in need during this difficult
time," said Stephen Liptrap, Executive Vice President, Morneau Shepell,
and General Manager, Shepell•fgi.
Morneau Shepell's EAP professionals, who have experience dealing with
traumatic events, are available to help.
The number to call is 1-866-833-7690
About Morneau Shepell's Employee Support Solutions
Morneau Shepell is the largest employee and family assistance program
(EFAP) provider in Canada, supporting employees and their families so
that they can manage work, health and life challenges. With the
country's largest clinical network, the program is available around the
clock and reaches over 8,000 client organizations and nearly five
million Canadians. Among millions of Canadians that have access to an
EFAP via their health and benefits plans, 60 per cent of those are
through Morneau Shepell's program, with the Company's experts and
counsellors taking over half a million calls from employees and their
family members each year.
SOURCE: Morneau Shepell Inc.
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Manager, Corporate Communications