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Morneau Shepell opens crisis line for those affected by Quebec flooding and Miramichi tragedy
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Morneau Shepell opens crisis line for those affected by Quebec flooding and Miramichi tragedy

Free crisis line now open to support anyone impacted by the flooding in Quebec and loss of local teenagers in Miramichi, NB: 1.844.751.2133

TORONTO, April 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell has opened its 24/7 bilingual crisis support line to help anyone in need of emotional support as a result of the flooding in Quebec and tragic loss of young lives in Miramichi, New Brunswick.

Members of communities impacted by these losses can call Morneau Shepell for crisis and trauma support at 1.844.751.2133.

"We are deeply saddened by both the devastating floods in Quebec and the deaths in a car crash in Miramichi," said Stephen Liptrap, president and chief executive officer. "Opening up this crisis line to anyone affected by these tragic events – client or not - means people have somewhere to turn for support as they try to cope. Standing with communities in crisis and helping them deal with grief and loss is one of the most meaningful and important things we can do as an organization."

A crisis or traumatic event can trigger overwhelming emotional response. When calling the crisis line, individuals receive crisis counselling support and/or a referral to community resources.

The Company's employee assistance program is also available to existing clients through their unique, designated toll-free numbers or by visiting workhealthlife.com.

About Morneau Shepell

Morneau Shepell is the leading provider of technology-enabled HR services that deliver an integrated approach to well-being through our cloud-based platform. Our focus is providing everything our clients need to support the mental, physical, social and financial well-being of their people. By improving lives, we improve business. Our approach spans services in employee and family assistance, health and wellness, recognition, pension and benefits administration, retirement and benefits consulting, actuarial and investment services. Morneau Shepell employs almost 5,000 employees who work with some 24,000 client organizations that use our services in 162 countries. Morneau Shepell is a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit morneaushepell.com.

SOURCE Morneau Shepell Inc.

For further information: Cathren Ronberg, Morneau Shepell, media@morneaushepell.com, 416.355.5632; Catherine Snider, Kaiser Lachance Communications, catherine.snider@kaiserlachance.com, 647-725-2520, ext. 212