Enhanced mobile app opens up EAP support to users around the globe.
TORONTO, April 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell, under the Shepell•fgi
Employee Assistance Program (EAP), today released My EAP version 2.0.
With previous versions offered only in Canada, My EAP version 2.0
includes expert health and wellness articles, videos, and new
interactive tools which are all now available on a global basis.
New features and improved functionality allow users to:
contact EAP support toll-free, anytime, anywhere worldwide;
register for E-Counselling directly through the app (Canada and US),
instead of through a computer;
determine their stress levels via a new tool called My Stress Index; and
evaluate their relationship using a new tool called My Relationship
"Thus far, the most viewed items on the app have been articles and
videos related to stress," says Barb Veder, Clinical Director, Morneau
Shepell. "Therefore, we built a more robust version with tools geared
to satisfy these needs. Providing mental health support on issues such
as stress, depression and anxiety are also aligned with our
organization's commitment to raising awareness around mental health,
and enhancing access to appropriate channels of support."
According to Statistics Canada, in 2010, over one-quarter of Canadian
working adults said their daily lives were highly stressful. However,
without the proper assistance, high levels of stress due to personal,
professional, medical, legal, or financial reasons will continue to
rise and create a burden to both employers and Canada's health care
After users determine their level of stress, My Stress Index provides
them with tips on how to manage their stress, as well as info on how to
access EAP services that can assist.
The second most accessed issue for support was relationships, explains
Veder. My Relationship Meter helps users determine the quality of their
relationship and access supports that can educate them on topics such
as communication and conflict resolution. Users are encouraged to seek
support in changing their behaviour and attitudes with the help of EAP
"Our EAP services serve over six million people and their family
members, ensuring they get the care they need," says Rita Fridella,
Senior Vice-President, Operations and Chief Clinician at Shepell•fgi.
"We're excited to help even more people around the world who otherwise
might not have access to such supports."
My EAP is the only EAP support available for mobile devices worldwide.
It offers practical solutions and support for issues that impact users'
work, health and life, and is free to download on Apple iPhone (3G and
4G), iPod Touch and iPad; RIM's Blackberry Bold, Curve, and Torch
models; and Android devices.
Morneau Shepell Ltd.
Morneau Shepell is the largest Canadian-based firm offering consulting
and outsourcing services for workforce programs. The company works with
clients to develop innovative solutions that integrate with their
business strategies to achieve results. Through Health and Benefits
Consulting, Pension Consulting, Health Management, Administrative
Solutions, and Shepell•fgi Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), 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 1966, Morneau Shepell serves over 8,000 clients, ranging
from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and
associations in North America. With approximately 2,500 employees in
offices across North America, we provide services to organizations
across Canada, in the United States and around the globe.
Morneau Shepell Inc. is a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock
For more information, visit morneaushepell.com.
SOURCE Morneau Shepell Ltd.
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