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Workplace Wellbeing Services

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Creating a work culture that echoes our values of equity, diversity, inclusion and commitment to the whole person

TMU’s commitment to the wellbeing of our employees comes to life through a number of resources designed to help you both in your personal and professional lives. 

Support available through Workplace Wellbeing Services

HR’s Workplace Wellbeing Services team is committed to strengthening Toronto Metropolitan University as a healthy, diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. To help create a culture where all employees can bring their whole selves to work, the team can:

  • provide information, guidance and support to leaders and employees when an employee experiences a health-related issue that may result in short or long term sick leave;
  • work with leaders, employees, unions and human resources to identify, implement and monitor accommodation plans for employees with disabilities;
  • provide resources that support employee wellbeing and healthy workplaces; and,
  • provide trauma informed support for TMU staff and faculty affected by sexual violence and other forms of gender based violence.

To contact the team, email wws@torontomu.ca.

Mental Health Resources 

For employees eligible for benefits

TMU’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

TMU’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), through Telus Health is a confidential and voluntary support service that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The EFAP can help you solve all kinds of problems and challenges in your life. The program is administered by Telus Health and services are entirely anonymous. Neither HR nor supervisors are privy to information regarding who has accessed the program.

Accessing your EFAP

Your Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for immediate, confidential help:

External resources for all employees

9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline

Provides people access to suicide prevention services via call or text. Available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 

Call or text: 9-8-8
Website: 988.ca (external link) 

 

211 Ontario

A helpline that easily connects people to the social services, programs and community supports they need. 

Call or text: 2-1-1
Website: 211ontario.ca (external link) 

 

Gerstein Crisis Centre

Gerstein crisis services include 24/7 telephone support, in-person mobile crisis team, community support referrals, substance use crisis management, follow-up and access to short-term crisis beds.

For student staff

TMU Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing encompasses a variety of health, wellbeing, and academic services and supports at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU).

Website: torontomu.ca/student-wellbeing

 

Good2Talk

Good2Talk is a free, confidential and anonymous service, offering post-secondary students 24/7 professional counselling, mental health information and connection to local resources. 

 

Keep.meSAFE

All students can access the keep.meSAFE program to seek support 24/7 from a certified clinical counsellor by downloading the My SSP app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. 

Current employee searching for general information regarding sick leave, Long Term Disability, accommodation or ergonomic assessments?

Raise a workplace concern

If you have a concern or complaint of a non-emergency nature, you can raise it with our office or other appropriate support offices.