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How a traumatic event can affect you

The crisis support line is open 24/7 and can be reached at: 1.866.885.6540

TORONTO, January 8, 2020 – We are saddened and devastated by the news of those who lost their lives in the plane crash in Iran. This unfortunate event led to the loss of many Canadians, and our hearts are with the victims, their loved ones and all those affected by this tragic event.

A crisis or traumatic event can trigger overwhelming emotional responses. People are affected in their hearts and minds which can undermine healthy communities and social relationships at home and at work.

Crisis support line now open

While the employee assistance program (EAP) help line is open for eligible employees, Morneau Shepell has also opened up a crisis support line for anyone in the community in need of emotional support in relation to these events. The crisis support line is open 24/7 and can be reached at: 1.866.885.6540. By calling, individuals will receive professional emotional support and/or referral to community resources. This resource is available to anyone and everyone, client or not.

Our websites workhealthlife.com and login.lifeworks.com also feature additional information and tips on coping with traumatic events.

About Morneau Shepell

Morneau Shepell is the leading provider of technology-enabled HR services that delivers an integrated approach to well-being through our cloud-based platform. Our focus is providing everything our clients need to support the mental, physical, social and financial well-being of their people. By improving lives, we improve business. Our approach spans services in employee and family assistance, health and wellness, recognition, pension and benefits administration, retirement and benefits consulting, actuarial and investment services. Morneau Shepell employs approximately 6,000 employees who work with some 24,000 client organizations that use our services in 162 countries. Morneau Shepell is a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit morneaushepell.com.

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