What is the Lawyers Assistance Program?
The Nova Scotia Lawyers Assistance Program or “NSLAP” is an informational, confidential referral and short-term counselling service for practising members of the legal profession, their staff and families who may be experiencing health or personal problems. Our provider, Homewood Health™, offers counselling services for a full range of personal, family or life events and issues including, but not limited to, financial concerns, family, child and eldercare issues, communication problems, career development, health and fitness issues, psychological and emotional disorders, addiction, stress, depression or trauma. It is anticipated that most issues will be dealt with in three to five counselling sessions.
In keeping with the connection between a healthy mind and a healthy body, and in addition to the various levels of psychological services provided, the Lawyers Assistance Program now includes wellness programs either personally or online, as a series of health questionnaires and information to help you develop your Personal Wellness Plan, medical information, a variety of e-courses and other tools designed to help you take charge of your health and well-being. Members also have access to Plan Smart Lifestyle and Specialty Counselling Services designed to provide caregiving, life planning and health management services.
Access to these services is available on the NSLAP home page (just follow the link), or visit the Homeweb site directly: https://www.homeweb.ca/ Please note that ‘NSLAP’ is your “company” name when you register. The Nova Scotia Lawyers Assistance Program is provided through the Lawyers Insurance Association of Nova Scotia.