Emotional Wellbeing

Just as it is important to foster physical health through proper nutrition, exercise and regular health check-ups, it is essential that we each take responsibility for our emotional wellbeing.

If you are a faculty or staff member and find yourself experiencing depression, stress, anxiety, grief or other mental health concerns, consider getting in touch with the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider, Homewood Health. Additional information on the EFAP services is available.

Assistance programs also exist for Postdoctoral Fellows and graduate students.

The following sites may also prove useful if you or someone you know is under emotional strain:

In the event you know someone who is in need of assistance but they are without employer provided counselling services, or if they are not able to afford private counselling, these services may be of assistance:


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Organizational Health and Effectiveness
Fax: 780-492-0798
E-mail: org.health@ualberta.ca