City of Saskatoon Employee Family Assistance Program
Employee & Family Assistance Program Board of Directors (the “Board”) is
represented by Unions, Associations, Departments and Boards of the City of
Saskatoon. It has full authority and
responsibility over the governance, operation and evaluation of The City of
Saskatoon Employee & Family Assistance Program (the “Program”).
To enable support
to City employees and their families to address personal issues that may be
impacting work performance through proper governance and responsibility of the
The Board of Directors is responsible to ensure the operation
and evaluation of the Program continues to support the needs of the City’s
employees and their families in the most cost-effective process. The Board recognizes that treatment for
mental health and behaviour issues, when referred to appropriate professionals,
can foster an emotionally healthy work environment.
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Learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness with their free Basics pack. If you enjoy it, you can subscribe. (S)
This science-based app is intended to help you build healthy rituals into your life. (F/P)
A web based program divided into short modules intended to teach strategies that help decrease stress, increase resiliency and prevent mental illness. (S)
A meditation app for beginners that also includes programs for intermediate and advanced meditators. Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25 minutes so you can choose the length that best fits your schedule. (F/P)
The Five Minute Journal
The Five Minute Journal is based on proven positive psychology research. It focuses your attention on the good in your life and helps you set action in just 5 minutes a day. (F)
A great tool for anxiety available on iPhone and Andoid, developed by Anxiety BC. It teaches relaxation skills, develops new thinking, and suggests healthy activities. Designed for youth but useful to anyone.(F)
Helpful for symptoms of combat-related post-traumatic stress, this trusted military app has been downloaded over 100,000 times for iPhone and Android. Featuring versions in French-Canadian and more.(F)
A unique augmented reality tool that uses the functionality of a smartphone in an innovative way. Combines a professional behavioral health therapy for depression called pleasant event scheduling (PES) with activities available in the user’s location, mapped with GPS. For Android only.
From the excellent developers of relaxation apps at Meditation Oasis comes this free app to quickly recharge. Listen to a seven-minute Work Break or 13-minute Stress Relief recording with or without music or nature sounds. iPhone or Android. (F)
An assessment tool that allows users to check for symptoms of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, drug and alcohol issues, and other problems and makes recommendations for action. iPhone only. (F)
Tracks symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, traumatic brain injury, stress and general well-being. Useful to share with clinicians and chart recovery. Another excellent app developed by the Department of Defense National Center for Telehealth and Technology (see their complete list), for Android and iPhone. (F)