Health & Safety

Wellness Resources


EFAP is available 24/7. This wellness program can be accessed through the Internet at the link above, or by downloading the Homewood Health App on your smart phone, or by calling 1-800- 663-1142. Usage is 100% confidential.



Visit the link above to gain access to various Wellness Modules to help maximize good mental health and well-being so you feel your best.


This toolkit offers practical resources that may assist you in responding to the current situation in a way that will support your psychological health.


The Key Person Advice Line gives you, the manager, supervisor, owner or union representative the opportunity to contact a Homewood Health senior level clinician at any time for immediate just-in-time consultation should a situation arise in the workplace that could benefit from professional input.


Stress Strategies looks at stress as a problem that can be addressed solved, or at least improved, using practical problem-solving methods. Visit the link above for more information.


Learn about resources available to students on campus and in the community.


Ergonomics is the idea that the task is designed to suit the worker. Good ergonomic practice is to evaluate the task being performed and identify where repetitive motions or an awkward position could be eliminated. More information and resources can be found at the link above.


Environmental & Occupational Health Support Services (EOHSS) is a team of health, safety and risk management specialists committed to supporting the University’s commitment to creativity, innovation and excellence, and strives to achieve these standards in the areas of environmental and occupational health, safety, loss prevention and mitigation.

For more information and COVID-19 Resources visit the link above.


Campus and community supports are available to help faculty and staff flourish in their personal and professional lives. These supports are available on a broad range of topics and can be accessed at the link above.

Community Resources


The Assaulted Women’s Helpline is a free, anonymous and confidential telephone and TTY crisis telephone line to all women in the province of Ontario who have experienced any form of abuse.

We provide crisis counselling, safety planning, emotional support, information and referrals accessible 24/7/365.

TTY: 1.866.863.7868



The goal of COAST is to provide 24 hour crisis services to individuals with serious mental health issues and are in crisis. The COAST team provides assessment, treatment, support and referral for people experiencing crisis (905-972-8338).


Good2Talk is a free, confidential helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario 24/7/365.

Their 24 Hour Helpline is: 1-866-925-5454


The Distress Centre Halton provides telephone and online support to people in the community to better cope with crisis, loneliness, and emotional stress.

Oakville:  905-849-4541; Burlington: 905-681-1488: North Halton: 905-877-1211

SACHA provides confidential, anonymous 24-hour nonjudgmental telephone support for adults who have experienced sexual violence at any point in their lives; will provide accompaniment to hospital or police station for survivors wishing to seek medical attention or report; counselling services and public education.

Call: 905-525-4162


211 Ontario’s website provides a gateway to community, social, non-clinical health and related government services.  211 helps to navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 100 languages.

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