Member and Family Assistance Program - Monthly Spotlight: Depression and/or Anxiety

One in five Canadians will experience a mental health challenge this year. Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health disorders in Canada. Unfortunately, almost half (49%) of those who feel they have suffered from depression or anxiety have never seen a doctor for support.   

Included in your new Member and Family Assistance Program is the web-based tool, i-Volve. i-Volve is a bilingual, web-based solution to treat employees struggling with mild depression and/or anxiety.

This innovative treatment program will guide individuals through exercises that examine and test how they interpret and perceive external stimulation. These insights will help people change and adapt the ways in which they think, feel, and react in various situations. i-Volve will help to identify, challenge and overcome anxious and/or depressive thoughts, behaviours and emotions.

Unlike traditional CBT programs delivered in a therapist’s office, Homewood’s i-Volve is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and allows employees to work at their own pace. Exercises within the program have been specifically designed to help people learn to cope with the various challenges they’ll experience as they journey down the road to recovery from depression and/or anxiety. 

To get started or address a different concern – no matter how big or small – call Homewood Health at 1-800-663-1142. Their staff are available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.