The Prince Rupert District Teachers’ Union has declared Jan. 15, 2021 as “Teachers’ Mental Health Awareness Day”.
Read the press release here.
You are not alone! Your union and professional community is here to support you. Teachers have access to a number of benefits and programs to support your physical and mental health. Below are some resources that you may want to access.
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) if you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be.
310Mental Health Support at 310-6789 (no area code needed) for emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health.
Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service at 1-800-663-1441 (toll-free in B.C.) or 604-660-9382 (in the Lower Mainland) to find resources and support.
KUU-US Crisis Line – For dedicated crisis line support for First Nations 250-723-4050
EFAP (Employee Family Assistance Program) 1-800-667-0993
Starling Minds – BCTF Mental Health Support https://info.starlingminds.com/covid19-free-mental-health
bounceback.ca free online support with coach to help with depression and anxiety
Pacific Blue Cross https://www.pac.bluecross.ca/member-privileges/online-cognitive-behavioural-therapy. Will cover costs of 3 online programs: AbilitiCBT, Alavida, Beacon as well as private counselling sessions
Wellness Together Canada https://ca.portal.gs/
First Nations Health Authority https://www.fnha.ca/benefits/mental-health
Here to Help https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/
Kelty Mental Health https://keltymentalhealth.ca/
Anxiety Canada https://www.anxietycanada.com/