Assistance Programs

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

All University of Alberta staff and their eligible dependents have access to services through the EFAP, regardless of whether they are enrolled in a benefit plan.

The Employee and Family Assistance Program provides psychological counseling, along with a wide range of work life and wellness services. In addition to counseling, staff members and their eligible dependents have access to nutritional, legal and financial consultation, services of a personal trainer, e-learning courses, health and wellness resources, and work life services (e.g. Cultural Transition Support, child and eldercare resources, etc.).

All services provided through the EFAP are held in the strictest of confidence.

Access a copy of the EFAP brochure here.

Graduate Student Assistance Program (GSAP)

The GSAP has been designed to assist all graduate students to:

  • provide immediate assistance in times of crisis
  • help in dealing with depression, anxiety, fear, addictions and other personal health issues
  • support you through life stage transitions (e.g. marriage, career, bereavement)
  • prevent problems from becoming overwhelming
  • provide support and advice for achieving your health goals and obtaining new heights of well-being

Contact GSAP.

View service overview here.

Postdoctoral Fellows Assistance Program (PDAP)

From time to time, we all have to deal with difficult or stressful events. Most of the time, we handle these personal challenges fairly well on our own. However, at other times our personal problems can become significant enough that they begin to interfere with our effectiveness, happiness and safety at work or home.

The Postdoctoral Fellows Assistance Program at the University of Alberta has been designed to help deal with these issues. The PDAP provides totally confidential, professional counseling for a broad range of personal and family problems. While the program can be used for crisis intervention, the ideal time to use the services is early on, before the problems become so difficult that they put you at serious risk.

Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Alberta and their eligible dependents can access the full range of services directly and at no cost. A referral is not needed to make an appointment – simply contact Homewood Health directly.

Access a copy of the service overview here.

Contact Us

EFAP Program Provider

Sarah Flower
EFAP Administrator
Phone: 780-492-2249


Quick Links

Postdoctoral Fellows Assistance Program (PDAP)

Graduate Student Assistance Program (GSAP)

Student Mental Health - Counseling and Clinical Services

Helping Individuals at Risk



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