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Staff Mental Health Supports


This helpline is available for Canadians to call or text for access to culturally appropriate mental health and suicide prevention support. The service is free and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

For more information visit: Get Help | 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline (988.ca)


ConnexOntario is a system navigation service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They provide support, offer information about mental health, addictions, and gambling resources in your area, and offer strategies to help you get started. 

Visit: Mental Health & Addiction Treatment Services | Connex Ontario

Telus Health

Telus Health is the employee and family assistance program that can provide immediate and confidential support by phone, online, or in person. They also have a number of health and wellness articles on their site, as well as self-guided courses to address specific areas in your life that you may be struggling with.

Contact: Telus Health 24 Hour Assistance Line at 1-844-671-3327/ French:1-855-360-5485


AccessMHA makes it easier to help find mental health and/or substance use support, services, and care. They eliminate the guesswork and work with you to refer you to the services you need, all while supporting you through the process. After reaching out to them, you will be paired with a trained mental health and addiction professional who will connect you to the services you need from a network of partner organizations.

Visit: www.accessmha.ca


Starling is an online mental health and wellness tool available to CDSBEO Principals and Vice-Principals (through CPCO’s group insurance plan), that helps you assess, monitor and improve your mental wellbeing. They have a great online program in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, as well as programs for anxiety and depression. This resource is free and 100 per cent confidential.

Visit: www.starlingminds.com


OTIP is the administrator of group health, life, dental and long term disability insurance with home and auto, retiree, travel, life, recreational and leisure insurance offerings for the Ontario education community.

Visit: OGC Websites | OTIP RAEO

Canada Life

Your Canada Life workplace benefits builds on what provincial health care plans provide to keep you and your family covered.

Visit: Insurance (canadalife.com)