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Life Support Mental Health and CNA announce mental health tool to support Canada’s nursing workforce

  
https://www.cna-aiic.ca/fr/blogs/ic-contenu/2023/01/23/life-support-mental-health-et-l-aiic-annoncent-un

January 23, 2023 – Life Support Mental Health Inc. (“Life Support”), a technology company focused on developing tools to assess and triage mental wellness, and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) are pleased to announce a partnership to offer the national Mental Health Check — Frontline Workforce tool to nurses in Canada.

Recognizing that mental health and work-related stressors are pushing nurses to the breaking point, the tool allows nurses to detect concerns before they become serious problems. This will give nurses the ability to take better care of their mental health.

Life Support’s unique assessment tool was designed specifically for the frontline workforce community. It brings together a unique battery of psychological tools to screen for common mental health challenges that include things like anxiety, depression, operational and organizational stress, burnout, trauma, and substance-misuse, to name a few. The Mental Health Check — Frontline Workforce tools eligible for coverage under most health and benefit plans and provides a confidential and comprehensive evidence-based assessment of an individual’s mental and emotional health. When required, Mental Health Check will further facilitate direct referral of these individuals to timely, qualified mental health support.

“Nurses are the foundation of the Canadian health system. It is time we put more thought and process into their mental health and well-being,” said Keith Crawford, CEO of Life Support. “Our partnership with CNA represents the commitment of both our organizations to the customized support nurses need for psychological self-care and distress management.”  

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“CNA is pleased to partner with Life Support to offer nurses a new tool to take better care of their mental health,” said Tim Guest, CEO of CNA. “Across the country, nurses are burned out, demoralized, and many are leaving their jobs and even the profession. Tools like this can help nurses assess their mental health and get connected with ongoing support if needed.”

About Life Support Mental Health Inc.
Life Support Mental Health is a technology company that focuses on the development of online tools to assist in the safe, timely and consistent assessment, review, and triage of mental health issues. Life Support’s platform – Mental Health Check – is a confidential online assessment tool that provides insight to an individual’s mental wellness through a comprehensive, evidence-based series of questions and provides a pathway to qualified mental health support.
https://LifeSupport247.com

About the Canadian Nurses Association
CNA is the national and global professional voice of Canadian nursing. Our mission is to advance the nursing profession to improve health outcomes in Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system. CNA is the only national association that speaks for all types of nurses across all 13 provinces and territories. We represent nurses that are unionized and non-unionized, retired nurses, nursing students, and all categories of nurses (registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed and registered practical nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses).
www.cna-aiic.ca

For more information, please contact:

Keith Crawford - Chief Executive Officer
Life Support Mental Health
Phone:  855-977-2255
Email: inquiries@lifesupport247.com

Lucas Veiga - Public Affairs Lead
Canadian Nurses Association
Phone: +1 613 697 7497
Email : lveiga@cna-aiic.ca

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