Health & Wellness Program

Coping During COVID-19: Blue Cross Mental Health Resources & Supports

Connect Now: New Manitoba Blue Cross Mental Health Resource for the Legal Profession.

These are stressful times for everyone. Working remotely is challenging. Social distancing and isolation increases those challenges.

Manitoba Blue Cross has launched a new mental health support for you and your family members that can be accessed immediately, called Connect Now.

Connect Now is a real-time support line that members can call to instantly connect with a mental health professional from our Employee Assistance Program. Support provided through Connect Now is supplemental to coverage through the Lawyers Health and Wellness program and so you and your family are still able to utilize all of the sessions available to you through that plan. Connect Now offers a solution – a brief but necessary check-in and a voice on the other end of the line, waiting to help.

The Law Society offers a free and confidential service to practising lawyers, articling students and their families through Manitoba Blue Cross.  It offers help with stress, relationships, psychological disorders, financial crisis, family and parenting, emotional and behavioural concerns as well as addictions.

Services are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, by calling the Manitoba Blue Cross Employee Assistance Centre at:

  • Winnipeg

    204-786-8880

  • Toll-Free

    1-800-590-5553

  • Hearing Impaired Line

    204-775-0586

For more information regarding the services provided, please see the Manitoba Blue Cross be resilient Employee Assistance Program brochure.

Peer Support – Looking to talk to someone who’s been there ?

Lawyers Helping Lawyers, is a group of lawyers committed to helping other lawyers enjoy their life and law practice to the fullest. Members of the Manitoba Bar Association, are available to help on a confidential basis. For more information or assistance, please contact Colleen McDuff at 204-955-1315 or Maria Mitousis at 204-992-9900.