City of Saskatoon Employee Family Assistance Program



Mandate

The 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”).

 

 

Vision

 

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 Program.

 

 

Mission

 

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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Headspace
Learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness with their free Basics pack. If you enjoy it, you can subscribe. (S)


The Fabulous
This science-based app is intended to help you build healthy rituals into your life. (F/P)


THINK’n
A web based program divided into short modules intended to teach strategies that help decrease stress, increase resiliency and prevent mental illness. (S)


Calm
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)


 MindShift

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)


 PTSD Coach

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)


 BellyBio Interactive Breathing

Wonderful biofeedback device that monitors your breathing and plays sounds reminiscent of ocean waves when you relax. Great for anxiety and stress. iPhone only.(F)


 Positive Activity Jackpot

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.


 Take a Break! Guided Meditations for Stress Relief

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)

 

Previdence

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)


 Operation Reach Out

This lifesaving app for iPhone and Android was developed by the military to prevent suicide. Recorded videos and menu options help users assess their thinking and reach out for help in crisis. (F)


Relax with Andrew Johnson Lite

Great guided meditation session for relaxation, helpful with anxiety and stress as well as a sleep aid. Available in Android and iPhone versions. (F)


 T2 Mood Tracker

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)


Relax and Sleep Well with Glenn Harold

Twenty-minute guided meditation with music to help you fall asleep. Relaxing and gentle. For iPhone and Android(F)