The COVID-19 pandemic has added considerable stress for healthcare professionals to an already stressful profession. Mental and physical stress has taken a toll on Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and their families. YRNA believes that patient safety and public protection depends on ensuring that their healthcare professionals are themselves healthy and able to practice safely.
YRNA is collaborating with the Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC and Telus Health MyCare to offer mental health and wellness support for Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses in the Yukon.
YRNA has paid the subscription fee for all practicing Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses licensed through YRNA to practice in the Yukon. This means that the services are available at no cost to you starting as soon as you register on the Telus Health MyCare APP available for download from the Apple App Store or from Google Play. Details of the support services offered and how to download and set up the APP are in the brochure available here.
This is a pilot project available at least until 31 October 2022. We are working with partners to extend this program beyond the pilot.
Telus Health MyCare is:
· Unlimited (access as often as needed)
· Secure (all data is safely stored on Canadian servers)
· Confidential and not tied to your employer
· A real-time virtual connection with mental health providers, physicians and licensed counsellors to enhance your physical and mental health.
Download the app, enter a code, and start using the service from the privacy of your own home.
What services does Telus Health MyCare offer?
· Meet virtually and confidentially with a counsellor for life coaching and mental health services.
· Counselling services offered in 25-minute or 50-minute sessions.
· Access supports for depression and anxiety, workplace stress, relationship matters, grief, health and life changes, and more.
· Meet virtually and confidentially with a health care practitioner.
· Access prescription renewals, specialist referrals, and lab test requests.
· Receive confidential nutritional guidance from a registered dietitian.
· Access prenatal and postnatal nutrition, weight management, diabetes management, sports nutrition services, and more.
All of this from the comfort of your home, completely free, private and confidential.