Stress and other mental health issues continue to be leading factors within the OTIP claim block. With the recognition of higher than average stress levels within the education field, OTIP introduced the FeelingBetterNow® program in 2009.
This program has been developed to ensure user confidentiality. No personal information is shared with OTIP, a member’s employer, co-workers, or union. In the event a member is at risk for a common mental health disorder, the FeelingBetterNow® website will provide treatment guidelines and a care map for the member to take to his or her physician. Members do not need to be off work or on claim to access this resource.