On behalf of the Board of Directors of the OPP Association, staff and all of our members, the OPP Association is honoured to participate in #BellLetsTalk Day on January 26, 2022. The theme this year is “supporting ourselves and each other”. Today and every day, please take the time to reach out to your loved ones. Often a simple act of kindness, as little as a text message checking in, can make a world of difference for someone who is struggling. We may not even know they are struggling.

We are fortunate here at the OPP Association to have the Encompas Mental Health Wellness Program. I invite all of our members to reach out to the program 24/7, and engage the professional mental health supports available. Call 1-866-794-9117 any time of the day or night to speak to a care navigator specially trained to deal with your needs. More information is available online at EncompasCare.ca. The OPP Healthy Workplace Team is also there to assist our OPP members, families, retirees, & auxiliaries, and  can accessed 24/7 at 1-844-OPP-9409 (1-844-677-9409)

Today we will be sharing on on OPP Association social media channels six episodes of “10-5 The Official Podcast of the OPP Association” that have topics surrounding mental health and wellness. A post from our Encompas Mental Health Wellness Program along with the podcast episodes are posted below for quick reference. 

Thank you to each and every one of our members and our family members for caring each and every day, and going above and beyond to look after each other. 

Rob Stinson, President OPP Association 

Bell Let’s Talk Post from Encompas Mental Health Wellness Program

Bell lets talk day poster

Today is #BellLetsTalk Day. For every text, call or social media post using the hashtag #BellLetsTalk, Bell Canada pledges to donate 5 cents towards Canadian mental health. It is time to speak up about mental health!

For OPPA members and their families seeking support, the Encompas Mental Health Wellness Program offers a one-stop approach to mental healthcare that provides timely access to confidential, effective and safe mental health support and services that are customized just for them.

OPPA Members also have access to additional resources through the Members-Only Portal. These resources include a 1-year subscription to Muse – a meditation app, a variety of different courses, blogs and more. To sign up for Portal access, contact an Encompas Care Manager at 1-866-9117.

Six Episodes Featuring Mental Health Related Topics
10-5 The Official Podcast of the OPP Association

Click on the images to listen to the podcasts on the OPPA website.