Health & Wellness Program

Law(yer) Strong, is the new independent confidential peer support organization supporting Manitoba’s legal profession through peer supports, community health activities, and education.

For more information or assistance, connect with Law(yer) Strong:

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


  • Toll-Free


  • Hearing Impaired Line


Inside this special edition of Communiqué dedicated to Well-Being, you will find resources, articles and tips from the legal community.

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

How does the Manitoba Blue Cross Employee Assistance Program continue to support you during the pandemic?

Supporting those impacted by Residential School discoveries

With a high proportion of Indigenous children and families in Manitoba, the trauma endured by Indigenous communities touches us all, at home and in our workplaces. Learn more about accessing support through the Employee Assistance Program and other community resources available. For additional information on coping strategies and how we can support one another through this difficult time, see this helpful article from Blue Cross.

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.