Mental Wellness Supports Available

Mental Wellness Suports

Mental Wellness Supports available from your benefits providers

AFBS Members
Mental wellness goes hand-in-hand with physical health. With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the mental wellness of many Canadians, the demand for services of accredited therapists and professionals is at an all-time high, making it challenging to find practitioners when you need them most.

That’s why AFBS created this new Fraternal Benefit. The Expanded Access – Mental Wellness Support Benefit helps AFBS Members or their insured dependants access other counselling professionals not covered by the AFBS Members’ Insurance Program. Please visit the
 AFBS website to learn more.
MBT Members
The COVID-19 pandemic has put added pressures on many people but MBT members have access to a range of supports including:


  • MBT extended health coverage (EHC) through Green Shield (GSC) includes coverage for counselling professionals such as registered clinical counsellors, registered social workers and registered psychologists. You can also submit claims to your health care spending account for reimbursement of amounts over and above your annual maximum.
  • GSC offers online mental health support and resources through Stronger Minds by Beacon.  Log in to your GSC account at to check benefit eligibility, submit claims and learn more about mental health supports offered through your GSC coverage.  
  • MBT also offers an employee assistance program, LifeWorks by Morneau Shepell, which provides short term, solution focused counselling to all Active MBT members, and their immediate family members, regardless of income or class level.
  • E-mail Sarah at with any questions you have about the MBT programs