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Spectra Energy honoured at 2015 Champions of Mental Health Awards

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Spectra Energy honoured at 2015 Champions of Mental Health Awards

Morneau Shepell congratulates Spectra Energy on its 'Open Minds' wellness program, recognized in the workplace mental health category

TORONTO, May 6, 2015 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell, Canada's leading provider of employee and family assistance programs (EFAP), congratulates Spectra Energy and its "Open Minds" wellness program for being recognized as one of the 2015 Champions of Mental Health by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH).

"The Open Minds wellness program was created to remove the stigma associated with mental health while educating our leaders and employees on their role in understanding mental health in the workplace," said Linda Ydreos, Senior Director, Benefits, Spectra Energy. "With Morneau Shepell's support in developing the training materials, we were well prepared to launch our awareness and education program last year and have since received a great deal of positive feedback from across our organization."

The awareness campaign and training program is tailored to Spectra Energy's unique workplace culture – being one of North America's leading pipeline and midstream companies with a strong focus on safety. The program, which is available to Spectra Energy's 3,700 employees in Canada, consists of three-and-a-half hour in-person training sessions for leaders, one-hour computer-based training sessions for employees, informational pop-up videos, posters and on-site mental health material.

"Spectra Energy has shown an outstanding commitment to awareness and education regarding mental health and stigma in the workplace," said Randal Phillips, Executive Vice President and Chief Client Officer, Morneau Shepell. "They are very deserving of this recognition and we are excited to see the continued success of this program among the company's employee base."

CAMIMH held a gala to honour Spectra Energy and the other recipients of the Champions of Mental Health awards on May 5 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. The celebration was presented by Bell as part of the Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative.

About Morneau Shepell Inc.

Morneau Shepell is the largest company in Canada offering human resources consulting and outsourcing services. The Company is the leading provider of employee and family assistance programs, as well as the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves approximately 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in North America. With about 3,600 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit


SOURCE Morneau Shepell - Mental Health

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