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WellCan, free digital mental health resource for Canadians, available online and in app stores

Canadians can now access a free hub of digital resources to improve their mental health during COVID-19

TORONTO, April 9, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, the organizations that launched WellCan – a free collection of digital resources to support mental health – announced that it is now available to all Canadians. Individuals can access an extensive range of digital mental health resources by visiting the WellCan website or by downloading it from the Apple app store. It will be available in the Google app store in the coming days.

WellCan is a single point of contact for Canadians who are looking for information on mental health and where they can find free mental health resources in the community. Established through a unique partnership of leading organizations, WellCan provides Canadians with the support they need to navigate challenges brought on by COVID-19, build resiliency and develop healthy coping mechanisms for the future.

"We are proud to have come together with leading organizations to ensure the mental health of Canadians remains a priority in this time of crisis," said Stephen Liptrap, president and chief executive officer, Morneau Shepell. "It is the responsibility of industry leaders to step up and do what's right for Canadians, and we're grateful to be a part of this important program."

As physical distancing measures remain in place, long-weekend plans to gather with family and friends have been put on hold and many Canadians will feel a strong disconnect from loved ones. Providing Canadians with a digital resource to support their mental health as they navigate a growing number of challenges associated with distancing from friends and family is critical during this time.  

WellCan is supported and promoted by corporate partners Canada Life, Sun Life and Bell Canada/Bell Let's Talk and Morneau Shepell, and community and public sector partners WE, jack.org, Strongest Families Institute, EHN Canada and Mental Health Commission of Canada.

The program is available at wellcan.ca, as well as in the Apple app store

About Morneau Shepell
Morneau Shepell is the leading provider of technology-enabled HR services that deliver an integrated approach to employee well-being through our cloud-based platform. Our focus is providing world-class solutions to our clients 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 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.

SOURCE Morneau Shepell Inc.

For further information: Catherine Snider, Kaiser Lachance Communications, 416.419.8333, catherine.snider@kaiserlachance.com