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Contributor: PR Newswire New York
Monday, January 20 2020 - 07:49
LifeWorks launches Mobile Support Centres in response to Australian bushfires
MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- On-site counselling support follows national roll-out of Crisis Support Line 
for 24/7 emotional and mental health support 

Today, LifeWorks by Morneau Shepell deployed four Mobile Support Centres which 
will provide on-site counselling and trauma support in select designated safe 
zones throughout New South Wales and Victoria. This on-site support is part of 
a broader Community Support Program which includes free, nationwide 24/7 
emotional and trauma support through their Crisis Support Line: 1300 361 008.

The LifeWorks Mobile Support Centres are also available free of charge to 
anyone needing support, offering:

    -- On-site counselling with an experienced clinician specialising in 
       trauma and crisis counselling; 
    -- Group clinical briefings about coping with the immediate psychological 
       impacts of bushfire threats; 
    -- Remote access to telephonic and online counselling and support from 
       the site, if face-to-face is unavailable or inconvenient; and, 
    -- Crisis and trauma support materials that visitors can take with them.

"Like many in our global community devastated by the ongoing Australian 
bushfires, we are doing what we can to help with the launch of LifeWorks' 
nationwide Crisis Support Line and Mobile Support Centres," said Jamie 
MacLennan, Managing Director of LifeWorks for Australia. "We know that in the 
coming months, the needs of people and communities will change. On-site 
clinical and telephone support will continue, and we will adapt to meet the 
needs of individuals and communities as the immediate threat diminishes and 
communities rebuild."

The Mobile Support Centres are self-sufficient, placing no further resource 
demands on affected areas. They are operating within staging areas in locations 
that are declared safe, and where they are not interfering with emergency 
services personnel working to extinguish the bushfires.

Community members can check LifeWorks' LinkedIn ( 
), Facebook ( 
), Instagram ( 
) and Twitter ( 
) for updated locations and dates for Mobile Support Centres.

LifeWorks' clinical response draws from its experience assisting communities in 
the aftermath of similar natural disasters around the world. The core goal of 
the Community Support Program is to provide individuals and families with 
much-needed emotional support and Psychological First Aid as the crisis 

About Morneau Shepell 
Morneau Shepell is the leading provider of technology-enabled HR services that 
delivers 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 approximately 6,000 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 ( 

Contact:, 855-622-3327

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