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Morneau Shepell opens crisis line to support those affected by Fredericton shooting

Company's 24/7 free crisis hotline available now to those in need: 1.844.751.2133

FREDERICTON, Aug. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - As a result of the tragic shooting that occurred in Fredericton's Brookside Drive area on Friday, August 10, Morneau Shepell has opened its 24/7 bilingual crisis support hotline to help anyone affected by the traumatic event.

"Our deepest sympathies are with the victims, their loved ones and all those affected by this tragic event, and our thoughts continue to be with the entire Fredericton community," said Stephen Liptrap, president and chief executive officer. "We know that deadly gun violence leaves communities anxious and looking for answers. We also know that in times such as these, communities in Canada stand together to provide aid wherever possible. As such, our free 24/7 bilingual crisis hotline is now open, and we encourage anyone seeking support to reach out."

A crisis or traumatic event can trigger overwhelming emotional responses. Morneau Shepell's national 24/7 crisis support line offers professional emotional support to anyone in crisis. When calling the crisis line, individuals receive crisis counselling support and/or referral to community resources. Anyone affected by the incident in Fredericton can reach the free crisis support line at 1.844.751.2133.

The Company's employee assistance program is also available to existing clients through the designated toll-free number or by visiting workhealthlife.com.

About Morneau Shepell
Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrated approach to employee well-being, health, benefits and retirement needs. The Company is the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. LifeWorks by Morneau Shepell is a total well-being solution that combines employee assistance, wellness, recognition and incentive programs. As a leader in strategic HR consulting and innovative pension design, the Company also helps clients solve complex workforce problems and provides integrated productivity, health and retirement solutions.  Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves approximately 24,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations.  With more than 4,500 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit morneaushepell.com.

SOURCE Morneau Shepell Inc.

For further information: Heather MacDonald, Morneau Shepell, 416.390.2625, hmacdonald@morneaushepell.com; Diana Conconi, Kaiser Lachance Communications, 416.562.6717, Diana.conconi@kaiserlachance.com