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Employee Health and Well-being

The Government of the Northwest Territories offers confidential counseling and wellness resources designed to promote health and well-being for its employees and their immediate family members.

Click on any one of the following links to explore the available programs and resources:

TELUS Health (formerly LifeWorks): the GNWT Employee and Family Assistance Program is a comprehensive wellbeing platform that supports the financial, mental, physical, and social wellbeing of employees. GNWT - EFAP Brochure for TELUS Health.pdf

For immediate and confidential assistance, call 1-833-622-1307

LifeSpeak: a 24/7, total well-being platform where GNWT employees and their families can access expert information, and videos on a wide range of topics when and where they need--completely confidentially. LifeSpeak Overview.pdf

TELUS Health CBT (formerly AbilitiCBT): is an app-based program that delivers interactive, engaging, and convenient Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) delivered by professionally trained therapists through an online platform accessible 24/7 from home or anywhere through your mobile device or tablet. TELUS Health CBT - Program Descriptions.pdf

TELUS Health CBT - Indigenous Peoples (formerly AbilitiCBT for Indigenous Peoples) - A New Dawn, A New Light: the app-based programs are rooted in diverse Indigenous cultural and healing practices. They take a holistic, traditional healing approach intertwined with core Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies to support you in your journey to better mental well-being. 

At the centre of the New Dawn programs are the Medicine Wheel and the Seven Sacred Teachings to support you in achieving harmony, balance, and well-being. The teachings vary across communities, but the principles and values apply to all of us, regardless of our culture and history. The Medicine Wheel has been used by generations of various Indigenous nations for health and healing. TELUS Health CBT for Indigenous Peoples - Program Descriptions.pdf

Community Supports: a listing of emotional and mental health resources available to all NWT residents.

Additional Resources: a list of brochures, toolkits, and supplementary supports