October 27, 2021
On January 1, 2022, counselling services to MTS members—and now their eligible family members too—will be provided through HumanaCare, an integrated provider of counselling and support services in Canada with more than 150 counsellors right here in Manitoba. Services include individual therapy, as well as counselling for family and couples, legal and financial needs, grief and bereavement, diet and nutrition, substance abuse and crisis and trauma. As an MTS member, you’re automatically enrolled.
Our EAP counsellors are still here at MTS, migrating in the new year to a role that will build services to support, educate, and advocate for teacher mental health and wellbeing. Their experiences with members and unique understanding of the needs of teachers and landscape of education will inform this work.
Any MTS members currently in sessions with an EAP counsellor will continue to receive those services for the duration of their sessions, up to March 31, 2022.
Watch for updates on mbteach.org and in upcoming issues of the MTS all member newsletter, The Sub.
In November, MTS will print and provide posters for distribution to schools.
Need Support Before January 1, 2022?
MTS members can access their extended health benefits for counselling services before HumanaCare goes live on January 1.
Extended health providers, such as Blue Cross, cover the following: clinical psychologist, social worker, psychotherapist, clinical counsellor and marriage/family therapist. Members can access up to $850 per calendar year for these services, so those benefits will be renewed and can continue into the new year. Alternatively, members can switch to HumanaCare in January.
In addition, click the following links to search for counsellors/psychologists near you.
Find a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) or CCC-Supervisor (CCC-S) – Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (ccpa-accp.ca) Just select Manitoba, city of choice, and hit search.
The Province of Manitoba also offers some services free of charge at Province of Manitoba | Be Well