Teachers Life announced Oct. 5 the launch of Ready for Life, an online mental health resource developed for the unique needs of teachers.
"Teachers Life's primary purpose is to serve our members and those in the education community across the country, and mental health education is an area we feel we can provide support," said Mark Cummings, President and CEO of Teachers Life. "We have seen an increase in stress-related claims in recent years. While this is consistent within the insurance industry and a challenge across Canadian workplaces, because our mission is to serve the needs of those who work in education, we felt it was important to develop this resource."
Partnered with Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario
Ready for Life features tips, articles, quizzes and expertise from leading mental health experts for educators who want to learn more about their own mental health, as well as their role in championing the mental health and wellness of today's youth. Teachers Life partnered with mental health organizations such as Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario to develop the site’s content.
"One of our main objectives of Ready for Life is to increase awareness around mental health in the education community and beyond, and in doing so reduce the stigma around these common issues that many experience," said Cummings. "We want to support wellness and awareness within the education community by providing a resource that helps teachers and education workers navigate mental health challenges and encourages open discussion."
Ready for Life can be accessed at ReadyforLife.ca or found on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #ReadyforLife.