Teacher well-being is a shared responsibility among individual teachers, their employer, their professional organization and the government health-care systems. Accordingly, counselling services and supports are available to Saskatchewan teachers and their families from a variety of sources.
Employee Assistance Program
Some boards of education offer well-being and mental health supports, including confidential counselling services through an employee assistance plan, which may also extend to family members. Contact the human resources staff at your school division office for further information.
Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation
The STF Members’ Health Plan covers out-of-hospital counselling services provided by a licensed, certified or registered psychologist or social worker. This benefit is available to you and each of your eligible family members. For information regarding reimbursement levels and maximums, visit the Members’ Health Plan.
As part of the Income Continuance Plan, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation provides confidential, self-referral counselling services. For more information, contact the Income Continuance Plan counselling services directly at 1-800-665-5594 or 306-373-8388.
Provincial Health Plan
As a Saskatchewan resident you also have access to mental health services through Saskatchewan health. Contact your physician’s office or local health region website for additional information.
There are a multitude of self-help resources available online and from local libraries. The Federation’s Stewart Resources Centre offers a variety of resources related to wellness and well-being.