From PPC Canada EAP Services

Helping you with life’s predictable challenges …and the less predictable crises

Everyone can use a little help in life from time-to-time, and lawyers are no exception. BC lawyers have access to a confidential program designed to assist you and your family with a variety of personal and professional issues.

PPC Canada EAP services (formerly Interlock) – making life easier

Everyday life is full of challenges. PPC are experts at identifying those life events that can cause unwelcome stress or anxiety. Many of these key life events are predictable, so with PPC’s help, you can prepare for them and stay happy, healthy and fully focussed. You can access assistance 24/7 via telephone or online services at PPCOnline.

Helping in times of crisis

Some life events are not predictable, (serious illness, the death of a loved one). At difficult times like these it can be very helpful to talk to an expert and receive practical advice and support. PPC offers a range of support services, including web-based resources, e-counselling, telephone support or counselling and in-person counselling. PPC is only a phone call away and will discuss with you the most appropriate support package for your needs.

The right help at the right time

Your PPC service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, online or by phone. All services are completely confidential.

More than counselling

PPC Canada provides services to assist with all of life’s challenges. PPC can assist you and your family with:

  • financial issues – consultation with financial coaches for debt management and financial planning;
  • nutritional coaching – consultation and nutritional planning with a registered dietician;
  • information and advisory services – customized resources information packages to assist you with services such as childcare, eldercare and parenting;
  • smoking cessation – a program designed to assist those who wish to quit smoking using the Quitcare Program.
We’re here to help – contact us 24/7

Online assistance and e-counselling:

Telephone: 1-800-663-9099.

hollyHoliday organizing: 5 tips to keep you on track, on time, and on budget

The holidays are a time to enjoy quality time with family and friends … if you can find it. During the festive season, unrealistic demands can be placed on our schedules and our wallets. Here are our tips for helping you get the most out of the holidays:

1. Delegate, delegate, delegate

All the great leaders do it. Rely on the strengths and interests of those around you. Does your son or daughter display a creative streak? Involve them in decorating or gift-wrapping. By involving others in the things they most enjoy, they get into the holiday spirit and you gain precious time.

2. Know when to say no

As your email box begins to fill up with invitations, don’t be afraid to pick and choose. Rather than berating yourself for declining an invitation, congratulate yourself for living up to your holiday “self-care” commitment.

3. Get involved in the community

At a time when most of us are focused on giving, it only makes sense to think of those less fortunate than ourselves. Whether it’s “adopting a family” to provide them with the means to hold their own celebration, or helping out for an afternoon in a soup kitchen, the true holiday spirit can be found in compassion, generosity and kindness.

4. Don’t expect perfection

Remember, we can’t all be Martha Stewart. Try and let go of, or at least lower, the increased expectations many of us place on ourselves at this time of year. Keep a healthy perspective; the burned cookies, mismatched place settings and chaotic house are all just part of the season.

5. The best gift you can give your friends and family is you

Make sure to take time for yourself. Whether it’s a hot bubble bath, a walk with the dog, or even 20 minutes curled up on the sofa with a favourite magazine, take care of your emotional and physical well-being. The more you invest in yourself, the more energy you will have to devote to your colleagues, friends and family.